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Iowa Farmers Rise to the Challenge of 2008 Floods.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa farmers formed an impressive defense against the rising Iowa and Turkey Rivers near the northeast Iowa community of Decorah. In a show of force, farmers volunteered tractors and pumping equipment for 54 hours, pumping between 700 and 900 million gallons of water to help keep floodwaters from overtaking the town and its 8,000 residents.

For information about the Floods of 2008 and the impact to Iowa agriculture, visit

Media Contact: To visit with a farmer or economics expert, contact Laurie Groves, Iowa Farm Bureau (515) 225-5414,
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Date:Jun 23, 2008
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