Hail Storm Damages Vermont Hops Farm

Farmer discusses the weather's impact on his crop.
1:28 | 07/26/14

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Despite its booming local -- seen Vermont still has -- -- farms at the end of may at one of those farms found itself smack in the middle of a severe hailstorm. It was just white. It was just like they huge hail pounded Anderson's acre of plants squashing hundreds of vines on the spot. Some of them were so damaged that look like someone took a bite out of this -- a good example of what the -- dead it's a nice healthy plants. But -- you -- -- of the reverend broke it Anderson says he's lucky the storm didn't happen later in the season leaving the crops no time to grow back. The plants are starting to recover from the hailstorm -- look at this one in particular about the first six feeders so. It's very thick and it's looking good but by this point in the season with out the -- it could be even taller more like 1420. Feet in some cases. In fact we're told that these plants can grow one foot. Per day under ideal circumstances. So far Anderson's best looking plants are -- -- -- your part of the farm the -- there were partially shielded from the hail. Still this year he's only expecting to harvest about two thirds of what he normally won it. That means he can expand his operation at all of this season but his current customers including citizen -- But cat cafe and brewery and seven barrel brewery in New Hampshire will get a -- they need to keep their -- Flavorful they want to use local -- and I wanna give it to them. And and so I'm I'm happy that these guys. Are actually doing pretty well in -- I'm meteorologist Michael -- ABC -- -- news.

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