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Videos Depict Flooding Damage, Call for Action

October 31, 2011
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

The historic flooding that engulfed farmland and swamped houses this year continues to be a devastating and political story.

While the water has finally receded in most areas, the personal stories from flooded areas are surfacing.
The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association recently produced a short documentary titled: Underwater and Overlooked: Crisis on the Missouri River
It introduces viewers to farmers who make their living in and around the Missouri River bottoms around northwest Missouri. The flooding in that area was a definite disaster, and the video asks: Did this disaster have to happen?

Another video was released this fall that details the flooding damage on the other corner of the state, around East Prairie, Mo.
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole in the Birds Point levee in May, water flooded more than 200 square miles of farmland and communities.

On both the Missouri Corn Growers website and www.disasteratbirdspoint.com you can find links to contact your election officials or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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