March 27, 2019

Flooding impact on farmers continues to rise

Farmers have been affected by record flooding in the upper Mississippi River and Missouri River basins, including in Minnesota and Iowa as well as Nebraska. President Donald Trump has already declared a federal disaster in Nebraska, and Iowa is expected to follow suit soon with an emergency request.

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration forecasts an elevated risk for flooding through May. Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face an elevated risk of flooding, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states.

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