Farms Deal with Flooding

FLOODED FARMS VO 6

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OSAGE, IA – Commuters are feeling the effects of recent storm damage, but it’s also the farmers.

Farmers and their crops throughout Mitchell County are taking a hit as rising water floods acres of land.

Those in the farming community say it will impact the growing season and the overall local economy.

One expert says, while we may not see changes immediately, they will be coming in the near future.

“Anytime that the farming community is damaged, it’s gonna come out on the consumer side sooner or later. So will we see that in two months, probably not two months but we will see it,” said Erin Myers of the United States Department of Agriculture in Osage.

Officials say the biggest loss has been erosion to farm land.

While the rain may have helped the drought situation, too much of it is now negatively affecting soil conditions.

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