We’ve had a lot of scattered severe weather over the summer, and with that comes not only strong winds and lightning but some hail, with sizes ranging from a quarter inch to tennis-ball sized. As you can imagine, if the hail hits your crops, especially at a sensitive time in development, it can destroy an entire crop in a few minutes. Or sometimes it just bruises it enough to make it not fit to sell. Forbes has a nice summary article this week which describes the ways that hail can damage crops. You can read it here.