In the past few days, we have received a substantial amount of rain that has caused flooding of roadways, fields, gardens, and homes. As we clean-up, and assess damage, it is important for producers to think about contamination of their produce and crops. Remember, with flood waters, it is more than washed away soil. The UW-Extension Agricultural Preparedness and Response team has information available on what to do if your garden or field has flooded. Everything from assessing flooded corn, soybeans, and forages to food safety for flooded farms. If you have any additional questions or are looking for more resources please contact the La Crosse County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator at 608-795-9593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wisconsin Flood Toolkit – Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Coping with Flooding – Wisconsin DNR
- Resources for Your Flooded Home – University of Missouri Extension
- Flooding of Private Wells – Wisconsin DNR
These materials discuss insurance claims, financial assistance, tax claims for disaster relief, etc., as well as some ideas for a financial disaster toolkit for the future.
Agriculture & Horticulture
- Crops Under Water? – Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection
- Managing Flood Damaged Crops – Penn State Extension
- Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Program
- Wisconsin Farm Center – Offers affected farmers assistance through confidential debt and cash-flow analysis and one-on-one counseling
- Effects of Flooding on Woody Landscape Plants – University of Wisconsin Extension
- 2018 UWEX Flood Resources – Agricultural Preparedness and Response
- Food Safety After a Flood – University of Wisconsin Extension