150K growers & 16M acres affected by Midwest flooding

AGDAILY Reporters

As the Midwest continues to recover from the historic flooding, more information is being revealed on the aftermath. The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season.

A geospatial intersection of Farm Market iD’s land data with a flood map from March 16 to 24, 2019, showed that Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas are experiencing significant impacts from the flooding.

  • Nearly 150,000 growers in the four-state region are affected by the flooding
  • Nearly 90,000 grain bins are located in the flooded areas valued at $4 billion just for the structures alone
  • 1.24 billion bushels of storage capacity in the affected area — equating to 31 percent of the on-farm grain storage valued at an estimated $7.5 billion
  • More than 16 million corn, soybean or wheat acres are located in the affected region

 





 

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