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In this photo taken May 22, 2012, farmer Mason Hansen talks about the damage in his sand-covered farm field in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Hundreds of farmers in Iowa and Nebraska are still struggling to remove sand and fill holes gouged by the Missouri River, which swelled last summer with rain and snowmelt and overflowed onto thousands of acres of farmland. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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