The Farm Progress team is on the ground in states across the country, and when issues arise, this local expertise is a valuable resource for farmers. The 2019 floods of the Midwest are a prime example. The initial onrush of media attention captured the devastation, but it’s the aftermath that requires work.
A new website section at FarmProgress.com is devoted to all coverage of the flood by the Farm Progress team – from stories of the personal impact on farm families, to tips and guides for recovering from a range of issues caused by those rising waters. This event impacted thousands of farms, not only for the current crop year, but also for stored grain from previous crops.
While disaster aid and loans will be available, that’s just the start. From clearing silted land to get back to ‘crop ready’ status; to making sure starting up an irrigation pivot isn’t a killer, this special web section offers insights for growers. The section includes dozens of articles and links that offer information and insight for recovery.
To learn more, visit this in-depth page of flood information and recovery insights which has long-term value for producers.
This flood resource page includes information pulled together by the staffs of Nebraska Farmer, Missouri Ruralist, Wallaces Farmer, Kansas Farmer and the national digital editorial team. There is information from leading land grant universities and other key resources offering agronomic and management advice for farmers that need to move forward after flood strikes.
In addition, the web page is being updated regularly since the March “Bomb Cyclone” hit, offering added value in the aftermath of the event. Continued rains and other weather issues have made recovery challenging, and the Farm Progress staff sure continues coverage. Learn more at the 2019 Midwest Flood page.