Moving to Higher Ground: How California’s producers are coping with recent flooding

California producers continue to battle flooding from a recent series of atmospheric river storms.

In one county alone, ag losses are estimated at $336 million in a single month, and the damage does not seem to be coming to a halt any time soon. Dairy producers in Tulare County had to move their operations to higher grounds after a levee broke five miles away. Thousands of cows are having to be relocated.

Those farmers are also worried about feeding their herds in the near future as the flooding has done quite a bit of damage to the wheat crop.

The county’s farm bureau tweeted this photo of current conditions. Farmers have been battling raging flood waters for more than two weeks and more rain is on the way. Their focus has been to keep emergency services informed of resources needed and available for farmers and dairies.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all producers impacted by these weather events.


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