Much of the attention focused on corn, which is widely used as an ingredient in many foods and as feed for livestock. Farmers produced less than three-fourths of the corn the U.S. Department of Agriculture anticipated when planting was done in the spring. The year-end report shows a harvest of 10.78 billion bushels, 27 percent less than the agency's initial estimate of 14.8 billion bushels. (A bushel of corn equals 25.4 kilograms, or 56 pounds).
US final report details crop losses to drought
UPDATED 16:38 PM EST, January 11, 2013