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Re: Pollution
« Reply #750 on: March 22, 2019, 10:49:56 pm »




March 22, 2019

How Flooding is Messing Up Soil

The Midwest's catastrophic floods may do irreversible harm to the crucial agriculture industry following serious damage to the region's soil, farmers and experts say.

The floods, which caused an estimated $1 billion in agricultural losses in Nebraska alone, ripped up inches of valuable and nutritious topsoil, soaked fields and deposited debris like concrete and trees in planting areas, forcing some farmers who were preparing to plant crops this spring to reconsider their plans.

Nebraska's farming industry is already facing a serious decline, and trade conflicts and tariffs cooked up in DC have caused farmers to lose more than $1 billion. "We need to be really clear [the flooding] is not just farmers’ problem," soil specialist Mahdi Al-Kaisi told Gizmodo. "This is society’s problem."

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/farmers-in-the-midwest-face-decades-of-recovery-as-floo-1833436732
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