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US drought puts farmers at risk
The American farmer's centuries-old tradition of passing farms down to their children could become a thing of the past.
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2012 21:11

A record drought in the United States has many farmers facing an uncertain future.

As many struggle to compete with large-scale agribusiness, the men and women who toil on what have become barren fields are beginning to question whether it is a future they want to pursue.

Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Maxwell, Iowa.

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