Updated derecho damage estimates for Iowa agriculture
USDA Risk Management Agency reports 57 Iowa counties were in the path of a derecho that struck the state and several others in the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020.
“Millions of acres of corn around the state were impacted by last week’s storm. The severity of the damage varies by field but some acres are a total loss and it will not be feasible for farmers to harvest them,” says Iowa secretary of agriculture Mike Naig. “I’ll continue to work with farmers, USDA and crop insurance providers to identify solutions as we approach a very challenging harvest season.”
Here's a look at the estimated damage to Iowa agriculture.