Friday, March 27, 2009

Flooding in the Northern Midwest

MattFarm Aid is working with local groups in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota to monitor the flood situation and its effects on farmers. Already at the beginning of this crisis, we've heard reports of farm buildings looking like islands in the middle of flooded fields. Other farmers are creating dirt piles in still-dry fields in the hopes that it gives their livestock somewhere to seek higher ground to escape floodwaters. We will continue to work with groups in the affected region to coordinate a response to help farmers.

If you're a farmer dealing with this disaster or another crisis, please visit our Help for Farmers page. If you'd like to help, please consider donating to our Family Farm Disaster Fund.

To see stunning photos of flooding of the Red River and people preparing for it, see this page on Boston.com.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like more stars are jumping on the green bandwagon. I wanted to link a similar video of famous people promoting agricultural life:

    http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_202/singing.htm

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  2. Anonymous6:19 PM

    America's Heartland is funded by Monsanto and the Farm Bureau. Not family farmer OR environmentally friendly.

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