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Campaign photo diary: Corn crop woes

Obama examines drought-ravaged corn crops firsthand — and other telling moments on the trail

President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, inspect drought-damaged corn on the McIntosh Family Farm in Iowa with members of the McIntosh family on Aug. 13. In a speech at the 96-year-old farm, Obama said that the family has "seen just about everything, but this is the worst drought they can remember in decades."