Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Zach Spadt
Pine Bluffs Post 

Hail destroys crops, delays wheat harvest

Farmers work to beat 'Great White Combine'


Photo courtesy of David Dudney

A combine harvests wheat north of Albin. With possible severe weather on the horizon, farmers are working hard to get their crops off their fields.

A hailstorm Sunday left some area farmers with 100 percent crop losses, others unscathed.

"In the Egbert area and south, it's 100 percent crop loss," Derek Walls with Frenchman Valley CoOp said, adding, "That was wheat ready to be cut. It's rough for a lot of people. They just were getting ready to take their combines out."

Walls said along with wheat crops, corn growing in the area was a complete loss. Monetary losses have not yet been assessed.

Some farmers suffered little or no damage to their crops. But farmers just down the road didn't have the same luck.

During the afternoon hou...

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