Jared Neubauer

Jared Neubauer stands amid a small sample of the some 750 acres of his corn that was damaged by sustained 100-plus mile an hour winds and hail on Monday.

Hardin County was one of 20 Iowa counties to be declared a disaster area this week in the wake of a destructive derecho storm on Aug. 10. While hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power for days - and what may become a week or more - they were also left to clean up the damage left behind. Farmers included.

For Hubbard farmer Jared Neubauer, that means around $1 million in lost crops and other property. While insurance will help, there will likely also be some federal aid. But it will be at least a couple of months before he'll know if it’s enough to help cover the loss of some 750 acres of corn.

Jared Neubauer

Jared Neubauer and wife Marie look over some corn bins that were destroyed by Monday's derecho that swept through Iowa. They are left wondering what help they will get as they were already faced with low corn prices and drought.

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