Conscious Flow Radio

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mississippi Overflows Levees, Crops Threatened

FORT MADISON, Iowa (Reuters) - The swollen Mississippi River ran over the top of at least 11 more levees on Wednesday as floodwaters swallowed up more U.S. farmland, adding to billion-dollar losses and feeding global food inflation fears.
The slow-rolling disaster, the worst flooding in the Midwest in 15 years, has swamped vast sections of the U.S. farm belt and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes.