Midwest floods devastate Nebraska farmers


Anthony Ruzicka, a fifth-generation Nebraska rancher, got the call at 6 a.m.: the nearby 90-year-old Spencer Dam was failing under pressure of a river swollen with snowmelt and rain. He...

The Ruzicka family farm in Verdigre, Neb., March 18, 2019. Farmers across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota have lost livestock and livelihoods after record floods pummeled the region. (Mitch Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

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