NEWS
Farmers Pivot Back After Storms
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:42 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Straight-line winds that blew through south-central Nebraska on June 14 toppled whatever was in their path -- including center pivots. In 27 years of working in the irrigation equipment business, Monty Vonasek had never seen so many center pivot irrigation systems damaged in a single storm.

"The worst storm we had in the past, we had 70 machines down; with this one storm, we had 260 machines go down," Vonasek, owner of Central Valley Irrigation, Inc. in Holdrege, Neb., told DTN.

And Mother Nature was just getting started.

Two significant wind storms on May 11 and June ...

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