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the powerful bomb cyclone that left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month flooded at least one million acres of cropland in area nearly the size of Rhode Island that's according to satellite data analyzed by crop forecaster grow intelligence exclusively for Reuters which showed that Iowa the top US corn producing states had the most flooding of the impacted states the deadly floods which occurred just weeks before planting season starts will reduce corn wheat and soy production this year in the US and has already destroyed billions of dollars of old crops stored in silos , Justin men sick of corn and soybean farmer in Morse bluff Nebraska says a flooded river wreaked havoc on his land and it destroyed our fence with it came through and it left a lot of silt and sand and mud in our fields on here in the bottom land and we're not too sure for going to be able to get a good crop offer this this year with all the new mud and junk that's just way here now this is burden of flooding event that even my old relatives that are in their eighties I've never seen this and they've been farming this land for many generations the record flooding is the latest blow to farmers suffering from years of low income and the recent US China trade war , for now though farmers are trying to focus on repairing the damage our biggest concern right now is getting our roads built back up to the where they were because our roads our lifeline in Nebraska alone the governor has estimated that floods caused one billion dollars in agricultural damage