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https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/d...vere-weather-corn-soybean-disaster-10-million

***(Iowa Governor Kim) Reynolds said early estimates indicate 10 million acres (4 million hectares) have been damaged in the nation’s top corn-producing state and many grain bins were destroyed. That's nearly a third of the roughly 31 million acres (12.5 million hectares) of land farmed in the state sustained damage from the derecho.

According to data from the USDA, 23.4 million acres were seeded with corn and soybeans this spring.

By early estimates that would mean some 43 percent of Iowa’s 2020 corn and soybean crop has been damaged or destroyed by the violent storm system, according to Radio Iowa.***



serious loss of food.
another reason for prices to go up this fall
anyone here suffer loss?
 

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Since soooo much of the countries corn production goes to ethanol plants, I’m calling double the price for gas by December. Any disruption from pipeline to refinery to EPA has been & will continue to be a rational to gouge our wallets.
If we quit adulterating the gasoline with ethanol your mileage will increase by 5% and right now the surplus of oil will push price per gallon down.

It is a big mess in a huge swath from Hi20 to I80.

The chicoms may end up paying the big price for lost Iowa ag production (boohoo). But looking like a new record year in Iowa. (But I'm still waiting to see the 3G dam fracture).
 

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-storm-update-ahead-arizona-visit/3386864001/

***President Donald Trump offered the nation's support Tuesday for areas of Iowa heavily damaged by last week's deadly storm, which killed three people, destroyed huge swaths of cropland and left half a million people without power.

"All Americans are united in grief and prayer for the precious life that was lost,” Trump said during a briefing in Cedar Rapids, which was hit particularly hard.***

good job Mr. President visiting them. still power outages :(
 

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storm destruction estimated 550,000 acres

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/d...to-cut-iowa-corn-acres-by-550-000-11599849936

In its crop production report, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said it had gathered additional data in response to the storm, leading it to reduce its estimate of corn to be harvested for grain in Iowa by 550,000 acres. Soybean acres were left unchanged.

Nationwide, USDA forecast 83.5 million acres of corn would be harvested this year, down 1% from its August estimate but up 3% from 2019. USDA also lowered its yield estimate, largely reflecting the effect of dry weather over the last several weeks in parts of the Midwest, analysts said.


bad for the farmers involved but apparently the nationwide harvest will be okay
 

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We were already living on last year's harvest since much of this year's crops around the country were mowed over due to the shut down. This is going to put a bigger dent in our food supply, now. SMH.
I don't know of any corn that was mowed down due to the shut down. Other crops were but not corn or soybeans.
 
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