Hurricane season brings rain to Corn Belt

By | October 06, 2008
This year's hurricane season has brought distress and destruction to coastal states. It has also affected the Corn Belt. Some farmers in the Midwest, who had been experiencing drought conditions, welcomed rain caused by hurricanes such as Gustav and Ike. For others, problems occurred when their fields stayed under water longer than expected. Winds gusting from 60 to 70 mph also flattened some crops, according to Ken Reeves, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc.