Nick Fetty | July 3, 2014
Recent storms and flooding has damaged crops and other property for farmers in western Iowa and neighboring states.
June’s average rainfall was 9.61 inches, roughly an inch less than July during the flood of 1993, while water levels seen on fields has been compared to 2008 levels. Roughly $15 million has been estimated for road, bridge, and building damages caused by recent flooding which does not include damage estimates for crops. This comes on the heels of farmers planting “the largest soybean crop on record,” an 11 percent increase compared to last year.
Iowa State University offers information for dealing with flood-damaged crops.