NEWS
The Pulse of Rural America
Fri Dec 7, 2012 04:51 PM CST

"It's a little scary right now," Jason Swede said as Hurricane Sandy bore down on New York. It had been "all hands on deck" for the Swede farm, nearly 4,000 acres in all, for several days as the storm approached. Everything that could be lashed down was lashed down except, Swede paused, 500 acres of corn left to be harvested. The storm was expected to drive a north wind down from Lake Ontario right through the Genesee River valley, where some of Swede's crop stood. ...

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