Farmers in northern Missouri are nervous after the strong storms Sunday night. Rob Korff, a corn and soybean grower in Norborne and Vice President of the Missouri Corn Growers Association says they’ve had a great spring and crops are looking good – but flooding may take out a third of his crop if the levees don’t hold.
Last week, the Corps of Engineers upped the amount of water flowing through Gavin’s Point. That coupled with heavy rain makes the probability of levees holding much lower. He says the Corps of Engineers- aware of the massive snow pack up north – waited too late to release that upstream water.
Korf says he’s encouraged that Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Congressman Sam Graves are working to hold the Corps accountable – and, in his words “put taxpayers first.”