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Epic floods and trade wars - how politics and climate beats up US farmers

Iowa farmers have been losing money five or six years straight. The climate crisis is making wilder weather the new normal in the Tall Corn state. Spring floods from heavy rains burst the levees of the mighty Mississippi so you could float a boat through downtown Davenport. On Iowa’s west coast, the muddy Missouri raged through the Loess hills and valleys and took entire towns with it – Pacific Junction, population 470, and Hamburg, population 1,187. Tens of thousands of acres have been scoured, perhaps never to be probed by a corn planter again.  Read more....



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