Farms Suffer Damage Due to Arkansas Storms

April 18, 2011

Storms that killed seven people in Arkansas and left a trail of downed power lines and toppled trees also did some harm to agricultural interests.

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture says some wheat fields were flattened in Lonoke County, which will result in lost yield. Some farm trailers were overturned.

In Prairie County, where wheat was also blown down, high winds damaged sheds that house power units. Chicken houses were damaged in Polk and Stone counties.

The storm did bring one benefit for farmers, some much-needed rain. Many parts of the state got between 1 and 2 inches of rain.

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