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Storm that flooded Rexburg damages crops

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:45:23 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2014 04:11:44 PM CDT

Farmers saw substantial damage to their fields after a heavy storm in Madison County on Tuesday.


??Crops were heavily damaged in the same storm that flooded Rexburg on Tuesday.

One potato farmer said flooding and hail ruined miles of crops. His neighbors also saw substantial damage to grain fields.

Although this will be a huge financial lost for farmers, they say it comes with the territory.

"Like everything else in agriculture, it's a risk," said potato grower Lynn Wilcox. "You accept the risk when you put your farmer's hat on. Sometimes the Lord blesses you, and sometimes he takes those blessings away from you. But you just have to be able to adjust."

Farmers have not yet estimated all their losses, but they say the damaged crops cannot be salvaged this late in the season.