Over the weekend, a severe thunderstorm moving through northeast South Dakota brought hail, strong winds and crop damage. “It’s devastating southwest of Aberdeen,” said Keith Rekow, District Sales Manager, Dairyland Seed. “The damage continued adjacent to Highway 12, toward Webster. Soybeans and corn are flat on the ground. The corn got shredded with ping-pong to baseball size hail.” Rekow said the last week brought more rain and storms to northern South Dakota, in general. “There was more hail earlier last week. It will be a tough harvest for those farmers who lost a crop. There will be some crops above average, especially the soybeans in the areas that didn’t get hit with the hail and have the rain.” The National Weather Service takes a closer look at the damage from the August 28 storm. Photo submitted by Keith Rekow following last week’s storms in South Dakota.
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