Government, Business

Corn, Wheat Spike After US Cuts Forecasts on Midwest Flooding

Farmer plants corn in Kansas A farmer plants corn against a backdrop of wind turbines June 8 in a field near Vesper, Kan. (Associated Press/Charlie Riedel)

Corn’s waning rally snapped back to life after the U.S. government predicted a deluge in the country’s grain belt will harm supply more than analysts expected.

June 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

Flooding Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding.

June 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Midwest Floods Deliver Another Economic Blow to Farmers

flooding Floodwaters surround corn sitting under a collapsed grain bins in this aerial photograph over Pacific Junction, Iowa (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Chad Korth’s Nebraska farm mostly was unscathed from the catastrophic floods that inundated nearby fields thanks to being positioned atop a hill. But as the waters recede, he’s not expecting to be spared the financial blow that’s hitting the region.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Spring Floods Threaten Most of Continental US

flooding Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the United States, according to federal weather officials.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Rail Closures Disrupt Livestock Feed Supplies for California Farms

Union Pacific Train TT File Photo

Some farms, dairies and feed companies in the San Joaquin Valley of California are facing shortages of livestock feed supplies after deadly river flooding in the Midwest closed major railroad shipping corridors in recent days.

Tim Sheehan | The Fresno, Calif. Bee
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

America’s Farmers Call for Help as Debts Climb to 1980s Levels

Farmers (Pamphlets offered by during meetings at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Loganville, Wis. (Lauren Justice/Bloomberg News)

The worst agricultural downturn since the 1980s is taking its toll on the emotional well-being of American farmers. In Kentucky, Montana and Florida, operators at Farm Aid’s hotline have seen a doubling of contacts for everything from financial counseling to crisis assistance.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

flooding Scott Olson/Bloomberg News

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next week.

March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

North Dakota Interstates Closed; Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Midwest

flooding A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters March 13 in Arlington, Neb. (Ryan Soderlin/Associated Press)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states, while powerful wind and snow has closed hundreds of miles of interstates in North Dakota.

Blake Nicholson | Associated Press
March 15, 2019
Government, Business

FHWA Will Provide $2 Million in Emergency Funds for Flooded Louisiana

Louisiana National Guard

The Federal Highway Administration will make $2 million in emergency funds immediately available to help Louisiana fix transportation infrastructure damaged in floods this month.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 19, 2016

Colorado Highways Slowly Recover from Flooding

A month after floods devastated roads and bridges in northern Colorado, state officials said they have been able to fully reopen only one highway: State Highway 119, which runs between Boulder and Nederland.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2013