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Farmers begin to assess hail storm damage to crops

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Farmers across the region are assessing the severity of the damage from the storms the last few days.
For some farmers, golf ball sized hail was enough to heavily damage or destroy their corn, dry bean, wheat, and alfalfa crops.

Miller Farms in Sioux County got hit hard Friday evening. Ross Miller took to the fields today to look at the damage first hand.

He says the alfalfa should fare just fine, but it's a coin flip on how the wheat and dry beans will react.

The biggest concern is the damage sustained by the corn crop.
Miller says some young stalks should be able to continue to grow and produce *something.*
"Some of them we're pretty confident are gone," says Miller. "You can about guarantee the ones that broke off and hit the ground aren't going to come back."
An agronomist is scheduled to visit the farm sometime this week to determine the full extent of the damage.

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