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Crop report shows heavy losses from drought

DES MOINES, Iowa (WXOW) -- The final crop report of 2012 shows heavy losses due to the drought.

Numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show farmers harvested nearly 11 billion bushels of corn.

That's 27% less than the nearly 15 billion bushels anticipated before the drought set in.

The total still represents one of the largest corn harvests in U.S. history.

Farmers say better technology helped save them from more devastating losses.

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