Crop-related losses top $200 million: A new report shows this summer's flooding along the Missouri River has caused more than $200 million in lost crop sales and other economic activity in six western Iowa counties.
The Iowa Farm Bureau report was released Monday. It focuses on Fremont, Pottawattamie, Mills, Woodbury, Harrison and Monona Counties.
Dave Miller, the organization's research director, said the report analyzed the direct and indirect economic effects from the lost crops. It also looked at the impact lost wages from the loss of crop sales will have in communities, such as farmers not buying equipment or materials used in their operations.
Boat ramp closed: A Plattsmouth, Neb., official said Monday that the city's Missouri River boat ramp remains closed because of unsafe conditions.
City Administrator Erv Portis said the public is forbidden from using the boat ramp on the east end of Main Street. Anyone driving around the barricades to reach the boat ramp is risking their safety and is subject to police enforcement, Portis said.
— Kevin Cole, Andrew J. Nelson and the Associated Press