Planting Delays Likely With More US Flooding on the Horizon
- Massive flooding recently in many parts of the US Midwest underscores the economic risks to the region’s farmers, agribusinesses, and crop insurance companies. Gro Intelligence has estimated the extent of cropland and pastureland affected by the flooding, making use of NASA satellite data in conjunction with NASS Cropland Data Layer (CDL). We calculated that at least 1 million acres in the US Corn Belt were affected, with Iowa and Missouri the hardest hit. Gro's latest analysis showcases the increasing breadth of possible applications for the Gro Platform.