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Published September 06, 2011, 01:06 AM

Farmers get advice on cropland repairs after flood

LINCOLN, Neb. — Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa whose cropland has been covered all summer by Missouri River floodwaters can get help dealing with the damage to their land.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa whose cropland has been covered all summer by Missouri River floodwaters can get help dealing with the damage to their land.

Experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Iowa State University Extension are planning a Sept. 12 workshop for farmers. The event from 9:30 a.m. to noon will be broadcast to 14 different locations along the river in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota that day.

Some flood damage, like erosion and sand deposits, will be obvious once the floodwaters recede. But some damage to the soil won't be so easy to see or repair.

Experts from both universities will offer advice on dealing with flood damage, and farmers will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Details are available online at http://flood.unl.edu or http://bit.ly/qBTnfF .

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