NWS: Derecho Wind Speeds Reached 140 mph

IARN — Wind speeds from the August 10th derecho that swept through Iowa were stronger than initially surveyed, according to new data collected from the National Weather Service Quad Cities office. Read more

USDA NASS To Collect Additional Iowa Data For Crop Report

IARN — The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will collect additional harvested acreage information for corn and soybeans in Iowa in preparation for the September 11 Crop Production report. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says corn and soybeans in Iowa have been impacted by the recent derecho storm. According to Lance Honing of NASS, the additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated harvested acreage estimates in the September report. Read more