Farmers emulate the effects of a hail storm

June 13, 2012 | 4:37 p.m. CDT
George Swaney, chair person of Missouri State Committee, right, aims ice chunks at a wheat crop June 4 at the Bradford Research & Extension Center. While Swaney aims the ice, Jeff Harbert, far left, adjuster of Farmers Mutual of Iowa, and Mike Kroha, middle right, employee of the Bradford Research & Extension Center, push ice into the homemade hail machine. The hail machine is being used to emulate the effects of a hail storm.

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