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With each hail storm, farmers fear for worst

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Some area farmers are sitting on the edge of their tractor seats, as a seemingly never-ending wave of hail storms impact the region.
 
A single hail storm can potentially wipe out a farmer's crop for the season. Sioux County farmer Ross Miller says that comes with the territory, and there are risks to be had for growing crops.

Last spring, hail damaged a portion of their corn crop- but most of it was able to grow through.
 
"Most years, if you get hailed early enough, you can still replant shoulder day corn, beans for another week or two maybe- might be pushing it," explains Miller. "But you have a chance to replant a lot of stuff until a few weeks from now, maybe into July."
 
Miller says hail is the kindest on alfalfa because it will still grow back for several more cuttings after getting hit by hail.

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