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Satellite image of Midwest shows extent of crop damage

The derecho that moved through the Midwest yesterday did a tremendous amount of damage to the crops in the region. Here is a comparison of before and after images which show how much corn was knocked down by winds of up to 113 mph. https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satellite-blog/images/2020/08/200728_200811_terra_modis_trueColorRGB_Iowa_derecho_crop_damage_anim.gif. If you don’t know what…
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Agricultural losses in Puerto Rico from Isaias estimated at $47.5 million

Tropical Storm Isaias crossed Puerto Rico last week on its long path from the eastern Atlantic through the Northeast US, bringing strong winds and heavy rains which contributed to landslides and power outages. The island, which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017, experienced significant losses in several crops,…
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