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Missouri River Engulfs Acres, Disrupts Crop Tour

August 24, 2011
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
Missouri River Flooding

On a normal year, crop scouts on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour would cross from Nebraska into Iowa on Hwy. 2. Not this year. 

The Missouri River is still flooded (after several months) from Nebraska City, Neb., to the lowest hills into Iowa.
The nearly 40 scouts on the Tour will have to add several hours and miles to their trip through Iowa today to bypass flooded roads.
"The Missouri River is covering thousands of acres of productive farmland," says Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor and western tour director for the Tour.
On the Crop Tour, Flory says, many have been talking about the Missouri River’s impact on production and transportation. "Obviously, the normal flow of barge traffic is disrupted."
Flory says that the flooding likely won’t have a huge impact on grain moving this fall, but it might have a large impact on the number of bushels coming out of Iowa and Nebraska.
Listen in as Flory reports from the river’s edge in Nebraska City.

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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

Mayrene - IA
Chip, you should have gone up the hill from where you are standing by the MO River bridge to the Lewis & Clark lookout. THAT is a view of a (sadly) mighty wide river!
9:14 PM Aug 24th



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