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Farmers Avoiding Fed Loan Program; Crop Insurance 'Real Generous'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Extreme drought withered grain across the Great Plains. Flooding from the Mississippi and Missouri rivers drowned corn and other crops from Nebraska to Louisiana. A tropical storm on the East Coast submerged Carolina tobacco fields and New Jersey blueberry bushes.

When it comes to natural disasters, this has been a "monster" year for farmers, one agriculture official said.

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