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March 20, 2019 | Reuters
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Grain Farmers Face Devastation Following Floods

Record floods have devastated a wide swath across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota

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Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside.

Reuters reports, however, that record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states.

Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. 

Farmers say they are now finding storage bags torn and bins burst open, grain washed away or contaminated. Jeff Jorgenson, a farmer and regional director for the Iowa Soybean Association, said he has seen at least a dozen bins that burst after grains swelled when they became wet.

Read the full report here.

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