In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, a combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark. Thousands of farmers are filing crop insurance claims this year as drought and triple-digit temperatures burn up ... more 
In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, a combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark. 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/Danny Johnston) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Danny Johnston
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:39 PM EDT