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A patchwork of brown corn fields contrasts with snow-covered land in eastern North Dakota, USA. This image, captured by NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite on December 3rd, shows the city of Grand Forks in the upper-right corner. Snowfall is common this time of year in North Dakota, but full cornfields are not — normally all of the corn is harvested by now. Some news reports estimate that the amount of unharvested corn in the state is the highest it has been since 2009.