The State Agricultural Department says buying locally produced farm goods will help farmers, many of whom were affected by the flooding. Farm experts estimate tens of millions of dollars worth of crops will be lost.
There's a risk says Josh Engel, co-owner of Driftless Organics in Crawford County, when farmers often grow on low grounds. He says farmers often choose to grow their vegetables in fertile low lands near creeks because it is flat and fertile, but these are often the first to be flooded.
Engel says the results of this week's washout may be seen almost instantaneously at local markets. Green vegetables and fruits are normally harvested then brought to market with 3 to 5 days, if not sooner.
"There's going to be some crops that are just missing from certain farms, more or less, depending on the amount of flooding on each farm."
Engel's farm lost one field but fared better than some others in the state.
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