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What Were the Top Stories in August?

Derecho storm damage to storage bins and silos, as well as to crops, made an impact last month

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The impact from last month's derecho is reflected in the top stories for August on

10. Merger Approved between Landmark Services, Countryside Cooperative -- New cooperative will serve more than 26,000 members, employ over 800 people, and generate annual sales in excess of $600M

9. Storm Damage Offsets Crop Outlook -- Corn prices surged after derecho storm potentially affected 10 million acres of farmland in Iowa

8. Feed Mill Management Salary Survey Released -- More than 35% earn over $100K per year; 61% have college degrees

7. Farmers Impacted by Grain Mill Closures Get Heated -- 60 farmers attended meeting to help file claims, ask questions regarding closure of Salamonie Mills and Agland Grain

6. Crop Tour Offers Firsthand Look at Derecho Devastation -- Producers concerned with grain bin damage to their farms and commercial facilities they deliver to

5. Farmers Assess Storm Damage -- Storm may have reduced national yield by 2.5 to 4.5 bushels/acre

4. Iowa Co-op: We’ll Be Ready to Take Grain This Fall -- Mid-Iowa Cooperative is assessing plans, securing millwrights, and expecting to be open despite damage from last week's derecho

3. Grain Elevator Explosion in Royal, IA -- No injuries reported from incident at Ag Partners

2. Storms Sweep through Midwest, Destroying Grain Bins, Crops -- Winds as high as 100 mph hit eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois

1. Beirut Blast Wiped Out 85% of Grain Silos -- Blast left city's largest grain elevator and grain terminal severely damaged

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