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.