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Re: soybean field/transmission lines down

central ill, don't forget to include potential future losses from compaction. I like your metal detector idea but I would ask them to do it first and if they don'y reply or say no then you can justify billing them for the cost of the detector and your hours.

I've had a little luck with insurance companies after accidents left cars in the field making areas unharvestable. Those were small claims, sounds like you have acres involved.

I would also GPS the impacted area with details about the ground condition in specific areas. That will give you an accurate acreage number to negotiate with. If you use yield maps and that area has a high than average production use that to your advantage. Then make a big spread sheet and send them the bill. If its rented ground you will of course need the owners signature on the bill.