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2019 Midwest Flood

Farming goes on despite Missouri River flood

One stretch of road shows two different #Plant19 stories in Missouri.

Water fills the bottom ground acres along the Missouri River in Carroll County, Mo., but only a mile up the road in the hills of Saline County, Mo., crops abound. In just a short stretch of Missouri Highway 41, there are two vastly different #Plant19 stories.

While looking across to the water outside of Miami, Mo., it may seem as though you’re in Florida, but really it is a small town in north-central Missouri affected by the flood of 2019. Farmland just across the Missouri River bridge likely will not be planted this year. Those acres that were planted may not yield.

However, travel south outside of town toward Marshall and farming routines are in full swing. Both the corn and soybean crop are up. Farmers are checking crops. Sprayers are in fields. Farming in the hills, it is hard to see the effect of the floodwaters only miles away.

The slideshow offers a glimpse at the two worlds on one rural road.

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