SEVASTOPOL, Wis. (AP) -- A severe hailstorm has caused significant damage to crops in northeastern Wisconsin.
An agricultural researcher tells the Door County Advocate the hail crushed cherry trees, grapevines, winter wheat, corn and other crops in Sevastopol Monday night. He says around five experiments at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station were ruined.
A farmer tending to 60 acres of corn says the storm reduced the crop to one foot tall from four feet. An orchard manager says about 10 of her 15 acres of apple trees were ruined.
The sheriff's department says the grape-sized hail was about 3 to 4 inches deep in some spots. Snowplows were used to clear hail from roads.
The Advocate reports most growers have insurance against such storms.
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