USDA: No plans to survey amount of grain lost in Midwest floods

USDA: No plans to survey amount of grain lost in Midwest floods

Christopher Boswell | Bigstock.com

After the devastating floods that hit in March, the US Department of Agriculture will not collect information on harvested grain that was lost.

Farmers and ranchers from the Dakotas to Missouri were hit hard when floods damaged their operations in March. While ongoing clean up continues and producers try to rebound from the devastation physically (burst grain bins, destroyed barns, etc.) and financially, reports have surfaced that say the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not collect information on the amount of harvested grain lost when farms were damaged.