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Ajax: "How can we have a drought and at the same time have record production? Hello?"

I know the answer to that one without concern for the climate change debate because I grew up in a farming community and never stopped following the crop reports for various reasons. Nationally in 2012 we planted the largest acreage since the dustbowl era in 1937. We also have been increasing our production per acre for 70 years. We were on target to produce more corn than ever before:

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/2012/06_29_2012.asp

Then the drought hit and, as more and more corn plants died, we kept revising the numbers downward, with severe downward projections per acre. They predcted last summer that it would still be the 8th largest overall yield ever because of the development of drought resistant crops and the large number of acres planted:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/us-corn-production_...

I would love to see you walk up to any farmer in Iowa and say to his face, "There was no drought in the summer of 2012 and I have a cherrypicked internet stat to prove it."
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