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Thousands of farmers filed crop insurance claims in 2012 as drought and triple-digit temperatures burnt up much of the corn belt. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

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YIR 2012: Superstorms and Scorchers

December 5, 2012

Mother Nature made her mark again this year and did so, unfortunately, in the most extreme ways: hellish heat, drought, superstorms and other wild weather events.