Severe crop damage in Iowa from derecho storm
Uh oh... a strange storm ripped across Iowa (happened last month) and has destroyed a big chunk of the food supply growing there. It happened last month, and I'm so surprised it didn't make bigger headlines.
Iowa mostly grows commodity crops - corn, soy, hogs... And most of those grains are for animal feed - or ethanol? But still, 1/3 of the crops destroyed in the largest crop producing state. Wow, this seemed like important news to me.
Here is one article:
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday early estimates indicate 10 million acres 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 of land farmed in the state sustained damage from the derecho.