Audio: Congressman Graves says some northwest Missouri farmers see no chance of planting crops this year

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Some northwest Missouri farmers face the very real possibility of not planting a crop this year due to flooding. Northern Missouri Republican Congressman Sam Graves, who lives near Tarkio, says he has heard from many farmers who still have fields under water and no prospect of getting a crop in the ground this year.

 

 

Graves says older farmers likely have banked enough savings to survive the year.

 

 

A disaster aid package working its way through Congress contains money for flood victims, but Graves worries it won’t provide enough to help farmers offset their losses.