BUSINESS
08/20/2011 10:37 am ET | Updated Oct 20, 2011

Farm Aid Shrinks As U.S. Debt Deal Means No Bailout

Extreme weather that is reducing yields of corn, wheat, cotton and soybeans is also taking a toll on smaller crops, leaving pockets of losses in a farm economy the government says may produce a record $94.7 billion in profit this year, thanks to higher prices for the crops that do reach harvest and better weather in other parts of the country.

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