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Iowa corn farmers struggle to mend flood-scarred fields

Forunately, the Missouri River bottom land represents a tiny portion of farmland in Iowa and Nebraska.

The Omaha World-Herald reports:

The once-raging Missouri River has calmed, but the flood fight continues for Nebraska and Iowa farmers who work the rich bottom ground along its banks.

In many places, the churning water left behind ravines, gullies and drifts of sand several feet deep.

Many affected farmers quickly finished their scanty harvests and turned their attention to mending their scarred land.