Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Had Some Hail

These pictures aren't very good, but that's ok. We have some crops that went from looking really nice to crap in about 15 minutes. Softball sized hail will do that.

It will be interesting to see what the adjusters say. The beans are looking really rough. The ears on the corn are dented in places where the hail hit them. Not many leaves left either.

In other news, that same storm dumped 2" of rain on our crops, so that was a big help. I had been irrigating for almost a month non-stop, so the break (and saving some cash moneys) is nice. I have noticed some ears that pollinated weirdly, what with the cloudy and cool weather we had during pollination, but a lot of stuff I've looked at looks very good. Could be an interesting harvest with the way they are knocking down the price of corn and soybeans, but it is what it is.


  1. Kind of puts a perspective on things. Hope it all works out for you.

    1. As long as the insurance adjuster is decent to us, we'll be ok. I think this is only the third hail claim of my farming career. Most years, that $35-40/acre of hail insurance looks like an expensive investment, but I'm glad I had it this year. Lots of guys affected, and some a lot worse than me. I had about 135 acres of corn and 85 of beans affected.