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US farms devastated by extreme weather

Crucial crops destroyed first by drought, then flooding, leading to poor harvests in Midwestern states.

Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 13:43
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In just one year, farmers in the US Midwest have had their harvests destroyed first by drought and then flooding.

The impact of such weather extremes has been severe on the livelihoods of many local people.

Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from the US state of Illinois.

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