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Derecho levels grain bins across Iowa

As we inch nearer to harvest time, farmers and co-ops are now working quickly to rebuild.

MADRID, Iowa — Grain bins remained scattered across the state following the derecho that ripped through Iowa. Some dented, some blown over, some ripped apart. 

As we inch nearer to harvest time, farmers and co-ops are now working quickly to rebuild.

"It's just a matter of how much we can get rebuilt and make plans to service the farmer before harvest time," said Linda Kuhl, Commodity Marketing Manager at Mid-Iowa Cooperative. 

Mid-Iowa Co-op's Midway location had extensive damage following Monday's storms. 

Just one of the six grain bins is left standing. 

Other co-ops and privately-owned grain bins faced similar fates. 

So what does this mean for harvest? 

First, it means a lot of bins will be ordered. 

"The first bin will show up on Sep. 5," Kuhl said. "We've got plans in place. The second part of that equation right now for us is to reevaluate. The lost storage that we're not able to replace before then is to figure out how we can make some ground pile plans." 

Most importantly, Mid-Iowa Co-op wanted to assure farmers that come harvest time, they'll have places to store your grain. 

"As far as Mid-Iowa Co-op, we're going to be fine," Kuhl said. "It's just a matter of getting those things rebuilt as quickly as we can. My bigger concern right now is the producer."

If your corn is damaged, Kuhl said they'll work with you to get it sold. 

"Maybe it's about moving corn around to mix good corn with off quality corn to get it to the market at values that are acceptable," Kuhl said. "But all of those things will be reviewing and looking at it like said not only today, but tomorrow, and all the way through harvest time."

If you've sustained damage to your crops, state officials said to document it and send it to your local farm authority. 

Also, check your with crop insurance to find out what resources may be available to you. 

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