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Flooding Causes Roadblocks for Missouri Grain

Effects will be felt for months

Record-breaking flooding expected in northwest Missouri will be felt by farmers for months. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst tells Missourinet the damage to the infrastructure will be a struggle.

“The difficulties in travel,” he says. “The difficulties in moving grain, moving fertilizer, moving seed. We have visited with several people that had seed stored over there for the spring season. They had to move it out. It will be hard to get fertilizer to northwest Missouri from the west.”

Hurst says the flood event is worse for farmers than the 2011 flood.

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