Heavy winds and hail ravaged corn and soybean crops in northwest Iowa’s Sioux County on Wednesday night, near the town of Craig. Paul Sogn, an agronomist with the Farmers Coop Society, says while the corn was badly damaged, some of the soybeans may come back.
He says much of the corn was defoliated and the stalks were bruised. Some of the beans were badly damaged but he says some may still be able to recover. Sogn says there may be an outside chance for some replanting of soybeans, but time is running out on that.
He says we’re right on the border now and there have been some cases where beans were replanted but he says that’s "kind of pushing the limit." Sogn says before the storm hit, the crops in that region were looking average to above-average.