Derecho hammers areas of Western Corn Belt, farmers left to pick up the pieces

Derecho hammers areas of Western Corn Belt, farmers left to pick up the pieces

Farmers are assessing damage from a derecho that damaged parts of the Western Corn Belt on Thursday.

“All of a sudden it hit and I couldn’t see.  It turned like it was black as midnight.”

Northeast Nebraska farmer Jim Miller tells Brownfield he was planting when a wall of dust quickly closed in. “I turned the lights on the tractor and I couldn’t see 20 feet in front of the tractor.

    

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