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Spring floods bring woes to farmers in Corn Belt

While we here in the Southeast have been very dry after a fairly wet winter, agricultural producers in the central US are being inundated by wave after wave of wet weather, and more (up to 9 inches in some places) is expected in the next week, which may prevent farmers there from even getting a crop in the ground. I’m not sure which is worse, floods or droughts, if you have non-irrigated farmland. Deke Arndt puts the spring storms and flooding in perspective in the latest blog entry from You can read it here.

Source: Ian Taylor, Commons Wikimedia