Images of 2012 Drought

In this April 2, 2012 photo, Derek Long uses a John Deere tractor to disk and cultivate a field in preparation for planting corn in Loami, Ill. A slowing global economy and the effects of a prolonged U.S. drought caught up to Deere & Co. in its fiscal third quarter, as its net income rose 11 percent but fell well short of Wall Street's expectations. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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