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Tornado debris hassles farmers

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) -- Nearly five months after it spun through Iowa, a devastating tornado is still causing problems for many farmers.

They're having to deal with debris left on farmland in Buchanan, Black Hawk and Butler counties that has slowed the harvest. Even some farmers who worked hard to clean their land are having problems.

Scott Segebarth thanked family, friends and strangers for cleaning his field, but he says harvesting his soybean crop was a nightmare because he kept hitting debris that was embedded in the ground.

David Wheeler says his equipment was damaged despite removing 10 to 12 wagon loads of trash after the storm.

The May 25 tornado generated winds topping 200 mph and left eight people dead.

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