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    The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their future

    The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their future

    Ongoing flooding across the Midwest has left thousands of homes damaged and vast swaths of farmland underwater.



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    Farmers in parts of Nebraska and Iowa had precious little time to move themselves from the floodwaters that rushed over their lands last week, so many left their livestock and last year's harvest behind. Now as they watch the new lakes that overtook their property slowly recede, some have a painfully long time to reflect: They lost so much, staying in business will be a mighty struggle. Across parts of the Midwest, hundreds of livestock are drowned or stranded; valuable unsold, stored grain is ruined in submerged storage bins; and fields are like lakes, casting doubt on whether they can be planted this year. These are especially cruel times for Nebraska and Iowa farmers who had to scrape money to keep going just eight years ago, when floods overtook their lands in 2011. "I would say 50% of the farmers in our area will not recover from this," Dustin Sheldon, a farmer in southwestern Iowa's flood-devastated Fremont County near the swollen Missouri River, said this week.

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    Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa have been hit by a triple whammy .... destroyed livestock and crops, trade tariffs, no crops can be planted for the next harvest.

    Weather forecasts say flooding conditions may persist into May. Many farming families are ruined and without the bank funds necessary to pay for their insurance deductibles.

    Related: Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months


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    Re: The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their fut

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    First they had the tariff fiasco killing sales and lowering profits then a flood that destroys a season and prevents planting for the next. Prices are about to go up and farms are going away.
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    Re: The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their fut

    There’s always paper towels........./s



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    Re: The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their fut

    Too bad Congress didn't vote to give any financial aid given Trump would be a tyrant if he did so without Congress having authorized it for an emergency order. I guess the Democratic controlled House hates people in the Midwest since they voted for Trump. Many Democrats on this forum are very open about how much they hate farmers and ranchers for voting for Trump so probably are cheering about this.

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    Re: The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their fut

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Too bad Congress didn't vote to give any financial aid given Trump would be a tyrant if he did so without Congress having authorized it for an emergency order. I guess the Democratic controlled House hates people in the Midwest since they voted for Trump. Many Democrats on this forum are very open about how much they hate farmers and ranchers for voting for Trump so probably are cheering about this.
    Trump killed farming in the US with his absolutely stupid agriculture trade tariffs. What a dumb-ass. Now their land is gone and their market.


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    Re: The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their fut

    Bail them out.

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