VERSAILLES, Ohio (WDTN) - As soon as the storms passed, farmers rushed out to their fields to see how their crops were affected.
They found the high winds snapped off a part of their revenue.
"As soon as I saw it, I knew it was a loss," said Jeff Wuebker, a farmer in Darke County.
That was's pretty much the only way Jeff Wuebker could describe the scene after Wednesday's storm.
Corn stalks were snapped off about two feet from the ground.
High winds are being blamed for what farmers are calling "green snap."
It is something they do not have to deal with too often.
"Green snap is a lot more common in the western corn belt and under irrigated acres and where they get some pretty severe winds in the plains," said Wuebker.
Wuebker guessed those winds took out about five percent of his corn yield.
In his hands, he held a tiny ear of corn that was about to grow.
In about a month, it would have been ready for harvest.
Now, it's just going to be counted as a loss to his bottom line.
He is just hoping some of these stalks that are bent will come return to normal before the fall.
"The weather that's forecast will surely help the recovery," said Wuebker. "It shouldn't be real stressful on the crop and allow the corn to come back upright. It may be a little hard to harvest come this fall."
It is a continuous cycle with nature, he said, that just comes with being a farmer.
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