Northern and Central Brown County South Dakota farms were hit by a severe hail storm Tuesday night that damaged crops. Brown County Farm Service Agency Director Dawn Brandt says the County’s Emergency Management Director reported to her office corn and soybeans were heavily hit in the Elm Lake, Columbia and Barnard areas all the way to Groton.
Brandt says the size of the hail varied from between ping pong to golf ball size and even some quarter size.
Brandt says there was structural damage reported in Barnard adn the East edge of Columbia. She advises producers check wtih their crop insurance agent to see what options they have. Brandt says any failed crops may be reported to her office as well.