Nebraska and Iowa flood damage could mean nearly $1 billion hit to agriculture

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The U.S. state of Nebraska is one of the country’s biggest agricultural areas. It’s most famous for its beef cattle and corn, but farmers there work hard every year in the production of swine, eggs, dairy, wheat, soybeans and more. Each of these industries has been hit […]

Reports of damaged crops continue after severe flooding

A downpour that dumped two feet of rain in less than 48 hours over Louisiana, killing several people and flooding 40,000 homes, has inundated rice fields and some soybean crops, according to a Louisiana Farm Bureau spokesman. Along with waterlogged crops in flooded fields, some rail lines remain under water and roads closed, making transport […]