NEWS
DTN Editors' Notebook
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Tue Jun 17, 2014 03:57 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and bean fields nationwide, on average, are looking good according to USDA's latest crop progress ratings. Seventy-six percent of the corn is rated good to excellent and 73% of the soybeans are in that category.

But for individual fields, farms and towns, the story might be different. Many areas are dealing with standing water in fields, hail damage, and wind damage -- the trifecta of severe weather.

In south-central Minnesota, Monday brought hail and tornadoes. Mark Nowak of Wells wrote DTN: "As predicted, the gut of the storm rolled down I-90 in south-central Minnesota yesterday afternoon ...

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