Many farmers in Crawford County have taken a major hit. That's according to the county's UW Extension Agent. Vance Haugen says crop losses countywide are totaling thirty percent, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Haugen says in some cases, entire crops of alfalfa are completely gone: the plants themselves have been washed away. For farmers like that, help from the feds would be appreciated. And something that's not needed, it almost goes without saying, is more rain. Haugen says the soils are saturated, and even a little more rain could make an already nasty situation worse. Haugen says that, up until the recent flooding, farmers in Crawford County were looking forward to a good harvest.
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