Floods Hit Retailers, Farmers

As the floodwaters that inundated much of the Midwest began to recede last week, they revealed millions of acres of cropland that might never get planted this year, as well as millions of dollars' worth of damage to retail food stores. We've had between four and six stores that have been wiped out or nearly wiped out, Jerry Fleagle, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the floodwaters that inundated much of the Midwest began to recede last week, they revealed millions of acres of cropland that might never get planted this year, as well as millions of dollars' worth of damage to retail food stores.

“We've had between four and six stores that have been wiped out or nearly wiped out,” Jerry Fleagle, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association here, told SN.

According to reports, the flooding caused at least

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