After an extremely wet year in 2019, farmers in many states should expect at least a moderate risk of flooding this spring. This includes some of the top corn- and soybean-producing states in the country.
Busted grain bins still sit outside of White Cloud, Kansas; the rotting grain is a reminder of how devastating the flood of 2019 is for farmers and residents. Now farmers doubt all their acres will be planted in 2020.
According to the National Weather Service, farmers in the Midwest and eastern U.S. can expect above-normal precipitation in March, April and May. The Southwest and West are expected to see below-normal precipitation.