January 24, 2020

Ag Economy (Isaac); Biofuels; and, the Farm Bill

Agricultural Economy: Isaac Impacts

Jack Healy and Bret Schulte reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “As Gulf Coast residents confronted a waterlogged landscape of flooded homes and debris-covered streets on Friday, tatters of what had been Hurricane Isaac blew toward the parched Midwest, dumping more than a foot of rain, causing isolated flash floods and leaving thousands of people without power.

“Heavy rains overwhelmed drainage systems in parts of Arkansas, flooding roads and prompting some emergency rescues. But after a scorching summer, dry soil and low-flowing rivers and streams appeared to be absorbing much of the rain, officials said.”