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Farmers try to reduce flood impact on crops

ALEXANDRIA, Mo. (WGEM) - Farmers across the Tri-States are out in their fields trying to scope out the extent of the flooding impact on their crops.

Jeff Arnold farms in flood plains in Clark County and has been pumping water out of his field since flooding started to try and salvage as much of his crops as he can.  

He says the longer crops sit in water the worse the yield will be, so that's why he says pumping as soon as possible is crucial when fields flood.

Arnold was out Sunday checking out the situation after Saturday's rainfall.

"Everyday or couple of days I make a drive through the bottoms to see what the water is doing and how it's receding," Arnold said. "We got all this rain last night so I wanted to come and check out the fields and the tubes that we have running today and make sure nothing is plugged up."

Arnold says he hopes to have all the water from Saturday's rainfall pumped out by Monday.

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