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Storm damage to northeast ND crops appears minor

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northeast North Dakota appears to have avoid serious damage from the storm that rolled through the area late Monday and early Tuesday, according to preliminary reports Tuesday morning.

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Northeast North Dakota appears to have avoid serious damage from the storm that rolled through the area late Monday and early Tuesday, according to preliminary reports Tuesday morning.

 

“I’m not hearing of anything major,” says Michael Knutson, a Grand Forks County extension agent.

 

He participated in a weekly crop-condition conference call Tuesday morning with other northeast North Dakota extension officials. They also were unaware of significant storm damage, Knutson says.

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The storm included a narrow band of hail that hit western Grand Forks County, but apparently did limited damage, Knutson and others say.

 

“From what I can tell, there really wasn’t much crop damage,” Knutson says, adding that the hail was relatively small and soft.

Three producers who farm in western Grand Forks County tell Agweek they don’t think their crops were hurt. One farmer describes the hail as “mushy,” which helped crops avoid damage where hail fell.

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