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There have been many comparisons to the historical flooding taking place in the Northwest Corn Belt and how it compares to the infamous flooding in 1993. I am old enough to remember the flood damage it caused, but I had to rely on some of the CommStock analysts with “grey hair” to provide more context. 1993 flooding was worse in that it was more widespread. It extended from Kansas all the way over to Southern Illinois. CommStock Channel host Marlin Bohling, who farmed in Kansas at that time, said he never forgot how the temperature never got above 90 degrees all season in a region known for triple digit heat. He said the state seemed to be in a perpetual state of fog. The lack of sunlight and subsequent photosynthesis effected yields.   On the other side of the Corn Belt, heavy rain stressed dam infrastructure. One story that resonated with me was how the levee in Saint Genevieve, IL along the Mississippi River was built 50 feet high, more than was deemed necessary at the time of construction. When the flooding was over, water levels reached 49.5 feet, narrowly avoiding disaster by a mere six inches.   While the…

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