Governor Kim Reynolds says an initial estimate indicates 10 Million acres of Iowa crop land was impacted by Monday’s storm.
She says nearly 23-and-a-half million acres was seeded with corn and soybeans this spring, so the early estimate indicates 43 percent of Iowa’s 2020 corn and soybean crop has been damaged or destroyed.
Governor Reynolds is planning an aerial review of the damage.
State officials advise farmers to take photos of the damage to crops and farm buildings and consult with their insurance carriers. Reynolds says the state has experience seeking federal help to cover grain losses after the flooding in southwest Iowa last year.