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Farm Progress: Derecho Damage Could Slow Harvest this Fall

By Pam Knox

I’ve been following the story of the terrible derecho in the Corn Belt and how it has affected farming there. Here is a story from Farm Progress that gives more detail about how the crops were affected and how things like the corn variety and stalk strength made a difference in how the corn stood up to winds of up to 140 mph near Cedar Rapids, IA. How will it affect the harvest? And what about the drought there and its impact on the crops? You can read more here.

Source : uga.edu