Iowa: Recent flood and drought signal what’s to come, scientists and officials say

Press-Citizen: Given the choice between a drought or flooding, Johnson County farmer Russ Meade would take his chances with swampy fields any year. “Psychologically, a drought affects you a lot worse because you’re seeing things slowly die,” said Meade, who helps run his family’s 720-acre corn, soybean and cattle farm near Tiffin. The past two growing seasons, though, Meade has faced both extremes. Last summer, his crops wilted during the fifth-driest summer on record in Iowa. That was followed by the wettest......

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