Iowa’s Agriculture Secretary says western Iowa is making a comeback after last summer’s record flood.
Water spilled out of the Missouri River from late June to early August. Water damaged several hundred thousand acres of corn and soybean fields.
The crop damage and the effect on economic activity alone are estimated at over $200 million, but Bill Northey says, this summer, many farmers are back in those fields.
He says, “It’s great to be able to have those folks that lost such crop to have good prices chance at getting good crop this year.”
As for the rest of the state, Northey says farmers could use a couple inches of rain before more steamy weather sets in.