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TABER: Large hail over the weekend has impacted one of the most popular crops in Southern Alberta.

 

Taber corn grower Dave Jensen told Country 95 News that parts of his crop were ravaged by the storm, and that it's hard to say just how bad the damage is long term, "It's going to definitely make a difference on how much is for sale, I can say that right off the top, not knowing yet how it's going to fare. We need probably three or four days to see if some will come back or if it won't come back or what state it's in. Definitely some will be later and I think it probably took some right out."

 

Jensen explained that his first stage crop was spared and should be ready for August 1st, however a few of the later stages took a beating and it's hard to say how much survived.

 

Jensen noted that the supply was already going to be lower than in previous years, "I think there will be a shorter supply of it, especially at the beginning. I can almost say that because I know one grower, Valgardson said that he never put any in this year."

 

On top of that, Jensen explained that high fuel prices this year could force growers to increase prices for Taber corn.



Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 at 4/21/2014 4:11:27 PM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News
 
 
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