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Monday, June 16, 2008

Iowa Independent: Northey: Many farmers facing 'disaster'

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

Many farmers in Iowa are facing a disaster as storms and floods have
damaged crops across much of the state. In a telephone interview
Friday, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey told Iowa
Independent that corn and soybean crops in Iowa are under serious
stress because of incessant rain and flooding. "Certainly some
producers are impacted much more than others, and not all areas of the
state are impacted the same way. But when you look individually in
many cases and collectively, this is a disaster," said Northey. "I
don't know how to rank it compared to others in the past, and I don't
think most producers care one way or the other. They know what their
losses are and that's what's important to them.

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