Corn damaged field by derecho storm in IowaThough it’s been over two months since a derecho storm system worked its way through the Midwest, leaving in its wake severe damage to crops, livestock and farm infrastructure. The two targets of that damage — namely crop acres and grain storage capacity — is influencing cash grain prices in both regions directly affected and adjacent areas. And that could have consumer implications down the road in the form of higher meat and fuel prices, one grain market analyst says. See more on the derecho’s wake here.