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Images from the Midwestern derecho–immense damage to agriculture

As I am sure you all know, the severe derecho that blew through the Midwest a few days ago has caused tremendous damage to the area, which is part of the Corn Belt and one of the main agricultural areas in the US. While it is too early to estimate all of the agricultural losses yet (I’ve seen upwards of $3 billion), the images are heartbreaking. Here are a few stories about the event.

Axios: Over 10 million acres of Iowa corn and soybean crops destroyed in derecho

Newser: Rare Storm Causes Heartbreak for Iowa Farmers

Medium: It’s Worse in Cedar Rapids Than You Know

The path of a possible tornado is evident in a cornfield after a powerful storm on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Wakarusa, Ind.   (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)