America’s corn farmers high and dry as hope withers with their harvest

Guardian: The worst drought in a generation is hitting farmers across America's corn belt far harder than government projections and forcing them to a heart-breaking decision: harvest what's left of their shrivelled acres or abandon their entire crop. For Mike Buis, pictured, who farms in west-central Indiana, the most he could hope for, his best-case scenario, was saving one-third of his crop. "I'd be tickled to death if it would make 50 bushels (1.5 tonnes), if we don't have rain," he said. Most of......

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