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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

Corn along state Route 197 north of Celina is short, curled and already tasseling on Wednesday. Local ag officials said the corn crop could be reduced by as much as 50 percent due to the drought. Inset: Steve Niedbalski holds an ear of corn Wednesday in Nashville, Ill. Due to the poor condition of the corn, he was chopping it to make silage.

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Almost a third of the nation's corn crop is showing signs of damage due to drought.
Locally, ag officials are predicting yields could be cut by as [More]
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