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Intense Storm Haults Ag Companies Plans

By: Colin Mayfield Email
By: Colin Mayfield Email

Short Lane Ag supplies Colby and the surrounding area with seed and chemical fertilizer to keep crops and farms running efficiently. But when the company decided to add a new maintenance and shop building before winter hit, they never thought a powerful storm would take the new addition down in a matter of seconds.

Larry Oehmichen, owner of Short Lane Ag said, “You hear about straight line winds but this is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this in this area.

It has a lot of power and there is no chance in stopping it.”

The insurance company is expected in Friday morning, and then it is back to business as usual.

Even though losing their building is a set-back, he’d rather have a building gone than a life lost.


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