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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tours Eric Cress' farm to examine crop damage caused by the drought near Center Point, IA on Monday, July 23, 2012. Eric and his father Dale said their farm in eastern Iowa is running around seven inches behind normal rain levels for this time of year. On July 20, 2012, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that 88 percent of the nation’s corn and 87 percent of the soybeans are in drought-stricken areas. USDA photo by Darin Leach.

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Taken on July 23, 2013