FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Center Pivots Take a Beating
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 24, 2014 08:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Joel Grams has farmed for 28 years and had never once had a center pivot irrigation system damaged or destroyed by a severe storm.

That was, until the weekend of June 14-15.

The Minden, Neb., farmer had one pivot severely damaged after being flipped on its side after a strong windstorm blew through his area of south-central Nebraska late Saturday, June 14, into Sunday morning.

He is not the only farmer in the region with a center pivot down.

"People have been saying the area around Minden could have as many as 500 pivots down," Gram told ...

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