Damaged Field Corn

Last Saturday, a large storm went through our area with high winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. South of us, there was a lot of damage to trees, buildings, field crops, and grain bins. Luckily, we were on the north edge of the storm, and the only damage we had was to our field corn.  At first glance in this picture, the corn looks fine,

but when you look closer, you can see that a lot of the corn plants were snapped in two.

They won’t come back from this, so it’s a loss. In this field, Harland figured that about 25% of the plants were snapped.  This will impact our corn income for this year.

Also, some of the corn was also bent over by the wind, but not broken.

That corn will straighten itself out in time and should be ok.

It’s a hard thing to see damage after a storm, and I couldn’t even bring myself to take pics of it for a couple days. But farming is working with the land and the weather, and a person has to grow thick skin to accept what comes. We also feel fortunate that we were on the edge of the storm, as the damage could have been much worse.

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