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Farm Progress America, July 11, 2024

Mike Pearson tells us about the severe flooding that tore through Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, three weeks ago. The flooding came as a result of five to nine inches of rain falling from thunderstorms.

July 11, 2024

Mike Pearson tells listeners how severe flooding has decimated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Heavy rains in saturated fields have led to many problems and widespread damage in those states.

Across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota, residents are cleaning up the mess and preparing to build.

One town, Spencer, Iowa was hit very hard with 80 homes destroyed after the Sioux River flooded. The homes have either collapsed or been declared uninhabitable along with 2,100 structures in town damaged.

FEMA was called in to the area and anyone with damage is expected to apply for help.

A damn in Minnesota broke and damaged a bridge downstream. Millions of acres were lost this growing season.

Parts of the Mississippi River are still closed three weeks after flooding.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Mike Pearson, farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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