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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Jul 1, 2014 02:24 PM CDT

UNDERWOOD, Iowa (DTN) -- Craig and Eric Hough were cleaning and putting away their planter for the second time when I visited them last week. A 3-minute hail storm on June 3 stripped corn fields and quickly cut corn stands in half.

"We had stands that ranged from 12,000 to 14,000 [plants per acre]," said Craig. "We replanted everything that was less than 18,000." The father-son team had to replant 400 acres of corn and 300 acres of soybeans.

"Look at all the brown ground," Craig said, his arm wiping across the rolling hills of west-central Iowa. In haste to ...

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