Drought Severity

In this Sept. 18 photo, a central Illinois farmer unloads harvested corn from his combine into a grain auger for transport while harvesting corn crops in Curran, Ill. The nation's worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer's withered corn crop in record time that their winter crops may also be at risk. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
In this Sept. 18 photo, a central Illinois farmer unloads harvested corn from his combine into a grain auger for transport while harvesting corn crops in Curran, Ill. The nation's worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer's withered corn crop in record time that their winter crops may also be at risk. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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