A field of corn in poor condition on a farm in Channahon, Illinois, Wednesday, August 8, 2012. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 11, 2012 9:37PM
With most of the country under a severe draught, the federal government has slashed its estimate of the corn yield to the lowest level since 1995.
The smaller harvests will drive up prices for food and animal feed.