Devastating Hailstorm Destroys Thousands Acres of Crops in Western Minnesota – Millions of Dollars Lost

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Much of the weather talk lately has centered around tornadoes in Ottertail County.

But a hail storm last weekend did significant building and crop damage from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County during which acres upon acres were impacted and millions of dollars were lost.

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Hailstorm damages crops in Minnesota – Millions of dollars in damage. Picture via Youtube video

Wind speeds reached 50 miles an hour and at times the storm dropped baseball-sized hail.

It was a blow for farmers when commodity prices are already down.

We had a wonderful crop. Best we’ve had in this area in five years,” said Curt Burns, farmer and crop consultant.

But it only took Mother Nature about 20 minutes to change that.

The hail storm was up to 60 miles long and six miles wide, and when it came to crop destruction it didn’t discriminate.

“This affected thousands of acres of corn, soy beans, kidney beans, sugar beets, peas, sweet corn, and alfalfa,” said Burns.

Acres upon acres were impacted and millions of dollars were lost.

The few leaves here are very tattered,” said Dave Nicolai of U of M Extension while he looked at the damaged corn.We have stalk breakage and bruising from hail stones themselves.

A couple hundred yards away it’s a similar story for soybeans.

For this time of year, this is really significant,” said Seth Naeve, a soybean agronomist for U of M Extension. Naeve said farmers in Renville, McLeod and Sibley Counties were hit especially hard.

While soybeans may re-grow, they won’t come close to the yield they were on pace for. It’s a tough break for this area in what’s otherwise been a grade-A growing season across the state.

These farmers that are affected are affected individually. We really have to consider the impact on individual farmers rather than the collective whole,” said Naeve.

Food shortage and more food price increase ahead. Prepare now before it’s too expensive to even make your own bread. More societal collapse news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [CBS Local]

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Learn to grow your own food. One mustn’t rely upon third party retail sources to provide for their food. Spiraling food costs will will become irrelevant when the supply chain is broken and shortages become the new normal. Protests over monuments & statues will give way to food riots.

  2. AMERICANS WORSHIP SATAN AND HIS GOVERNMENT MINIONS,the news MEDIA lies like a rug,YOUR MILITARY are destroying countries all over the world IN THE NAME OF AMERICA,and the police gangs are still RAPING AND MURDERING CHILDREN AT WILL,AND THE POLICE ARE PLOWING THE FARMERS CROPS INTO THE GROUND,who’s going to save america,NO ONE,your hero’s are destroying your country,your food,AND YOUR FREEDOM,and no one will stand against them,and VERY SOON,the Russians and Chinese will come, laughing as your hero’s the police gangs are attacking you,THEIR ALL IN IT TOGETHER,top to bottom.YOU LOSE..THE LORD WARNED YOU “THIS DIDN’T NEED TO HAPPEN”..but america said screw him,we don’t need his protection,WELL YOU’VE LOST HIS PROTECTION,lets see how it goes for you with out it….

  3. There have been hail storms every year all across the country every summer and this story is trying to slant it like it never happens more farmers have went broke from hail storms than any other factor in farming except greedy bankers.

  4. Makes me wonder if God is showing displeasure with these liberal states that go against the Ten Commandments and disregard God’s presence. It seems the worst hit states are democrat controlled or is it simply karma? I think its a God warning to get your Sh!t together.

  5. We live in McLeod County. We had no rain, no wind
    and no hail here. Saturday had a little rain but nothing
    to amount to anything.

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