Farmer Keith Deutsch inspects a sample of durum from his fields near Plaza, N.D., in late August 2011. Deutsch, who also is president of the U.S. Durum Growers Association, seeded only half of his normal 900 durum acres this year, the poorest planting year since his family began raising the crop some 60 years ago. Heavy rains and record flooding in North Dakota's prime durum-growing region has cut planting by more than 1 million acres, and that means consumers will pay more for their pasta. (AP Photo/James MacPherson).
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