Drought Crop Losses

September 13, 2012 - 5:33 PM
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file, drought-damaged corn is seen in a field near Nickerson, Neb. Thousands of farmers are filing crop insurance claims this year as drought and triple-digit temperatures burn up much of the corn belt. The Agriculture Department has paid $1.4 billion to date, but the bulk of claims hasn’t been filed yet as the corn and soybean harvests have just begun. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)