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Hail hit some area crops hard

Hail damaged corn west of Petersburg.A severe thunderstorm last Thursday evening, Aug. 1, brought hail in a swath running from northwest of Petersburg to west of Albion.
In that area, the storm caused severe damage to soybeans and 30 to 40 percent leaf loss in corn, which could cut yields by up to 20 percent.
The storm brought from one to three inches of rain to most parts of Boone County.

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