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Derecho Storm Leveled Soybean and Corn Fields, Storage Tanks Across Midwest

A storm packing hurricane-force winds last Monday impacted 37.7 million acres of farmland across the Midwest, including 14 million in Iowa, the Iowa Soybean Association said on Friday, citing estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The toll from the …

Thousands of Acres of Crops Destroyed by Hailstorm in Minnesota

Agricultural experts have been tallying the crop damage caused by a recent storm that packed 50 mph winds and baseball-sized hail in parts of Minnesota. The storm was a blow for farmers from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County at a …

Extreme Heat May Hurt Farms, Agriculture Industry: Report

As many as nine states could see heat indexes above 100 degrees for more than a quarter of the year by 2036, according to a new report. The impact of climate change will push the number of days with heat …

Arkansas Lawmakers Want Panel to Reconsider Dicamba Ban

Arkansas lawmakers have recommended a regulatory panel look at revising its proposed ban of an herbicide farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, nearly a month after a maker of the weed killer asked …

Arkansas Task Force: State Should Bar Dicamba Herbicide Next Year

An Arkansas task force has advised the state to bar sprayings after April 15 next year of agricultural herbicides containing the chemical dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt, a state spokeswoman said. The …

Injuries, Property Damage Reported from Tornadoes in Iowa, Wisconsin

Thunderstorms that spun off tornadoes as they rumbled across Iowa injured at least two people, mowed down crops and damaged homes and farm buildings. In Wisconsin, at least one person was reported injured, as well. Tornadoes were reported on June …

Arkansas Crop Damage from Floods Pegged at $64.5M

Preliminary estimates show that flooding and severe weather have affected more than 900,000 acres of farmland in Arkansas. A report released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture puts preliminary crop flood damage at $64.5 million. With an …

County Farmers in South Carolina Uncertain of Future After Devastating Disasters

The Double R Farm in South Carolina has produced abundant crops for four generations of Rabon family farmers here, and despite the double whammy of record rains during the October harvest last year and last month’s hurricane, they are determined …

Damage to South Carolina Crops from Hurricane Matthew May Rival 2015 Flooding

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says crops in some areas of the state may have sustained as much damage from Hurricane Matthew as they did from last year’s historic flooding. The Herald-Journal reports Weathers provided an update …

Hudson Crop Launches Total Revenue Coverage

Hudson Insurance Co. has added Total Revenue Coverage (TRC) to Hudson Crop’s suite of private products. TRC is a supplemental insurance policy to multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) that offers farmers a single, firm, crop revenue guarantee at the time of …