Weekend Storms Cause More Hail Damage to Crops


Mother Nature is not giving farmers any breaks, as wind and hail have caused more damage to crops in central Nebraska.

The latest damage reports come from northwest of Lexington following Saturday night's storm. Dawson County's emergency manager says reports are coming in from all across the county.

Area farmers are getting battle weary, but take it all in stride.

"That's part of farming, we depend on the rain, we pray for the rain and we're very thankful to get it," said Lexington farmer Gene Libal. "Sometimes you get hard stuff with it so you take the good with the hard and that's just the way farming is."

Libal says about ten percent of his crops were damaged this time around.

Officials say Saturday night's storm affected both corn and bean fields. There's no official cost of damage yet.