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Kentucky tornado destroys grain bins, poultry barns

Producers are working to recover from dozens of tornadoes that tore through six different states over the weekend, including one giant storm with up to 206-mile-per-hour winds that ripped apart grain bins, destroyed poultry barns and killed at least 64 people across nine Kentucky counties.
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Blake Hurst

Opinion: Let’s be honest: Our tragic river management experiment has failed

Twitter-transmitted pictures of spring 2019 in the Midwest have made my feed a stream of continuous heartbreak. Video after video of flooded fields and homes, stuck tractors, ruined crops, with pictures of tornado damage serving as the visual exclamation point to the slow-moving disaster that we’re living in the central part of the nation. We’ve have several hundred acres under water on our farm, our fields are dotted with wet spots and ruts, and we’re the fortunate ones, given what I see on my social media feed. It is a helpless feeling to watch as farmers and homeowners throughout the Midwest suffer from this disaster of historic proportions.
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Blake Hurst

Opinion: The climate change conundrum

I think there is a fairly large contingent of journalists covering climate or agriculture or both who think we could stop climate change with a single admission by a major farm organization that the only logical reaction to increasing atmospheric carbon is abject terror.
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