On a hot summer afternoon at the end of July in 2009 we received the worst storm that had happened in the area for years. That day our entire crops of corn, sorghum, sunflowers, alfalfa, and soy beans were destroyed by hail.
The sugar beets came out of it and continued to grow, which allowed us to harvest and compile the data for those studies.
The wheat had been harvested earlier that month, so we were able to get our data on the wheat studies.
Nothing could have prepared us for the visual the next day and the days that followed. We ultimately had to chop everything down to avoid further damage to the soil.
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