Study: $35M In Crops Lost To Arkansas Flooding

Sep 3, 2014

A new report says flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars lost in crop value for Arkansas farmers.
 
 The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop value. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service study says the full extent won't be known until after harvest.
 
Flooding hit soybean crops the hardest, with about $28 million in losses for farmers. Rice farmers also suffered nearly $6 million in losses. Other crops affected by flooding include corn, sorghum and winter wheat.
 
Monroe, Poinsett and Woodruff counties were the most affected, with $4.5 million in losses. The other counties affected by flooding are Crittenden, Cross, Prairie, St. Francis, Craighead, Jackson and Lee.