Iowa Flood Crop Damage

Recent flooding has caused crop damage in parts of northeast Iowa.

The water is receding in the region, but it’s leaving behind quite a mess in farm fields up and down the Cedar River basin.  Some farms have as much as six inches of standing water in the fields.

All farmers with flooded fields can do now is just wait for the water to go down and then see if their crops can be salvaged.  Even after this, water logged crops will have to be tested for mold or toxins.

Iowa A-G Secretary Bill Northey says with low commodity prices, producers need every bushel to make a profit this season.

Iowa is home to 23 million acres of corn and soybeans.

The spillover of the Cedar River is the worst Cedar Rapids has seen since 2008.  Thousands  have been urged to evacuate.

(sources:  NBC News & CNN)


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