Growing up in the South, visions of corn fields out the window on long road trips were common, along with the occasional corn field family shoot, 'Field of Dreams' style, with my brother and I walking through the corn. These images below reminded me of that time, although there wasn't such a drought.
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Children walk the rows of a corn field near Dorchester, Neb., removing tassels along the way, on Tuesday, July 26. Detasseling is a popular summer job for high school and middle school students.
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A corn crop dries up in a field near Perryton, Texas, on Thursday. A severe drought has caused most dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in the area to fail and forced farmers to abandon some fields in order to conserve their limited resources. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level.