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NEPM: Comes the Floods (The Fabulous 413)

At Mountain View Farm in western Massachusetts, Liz Adler and Ben Perrault are still reeling from the shock of the flooding in their fields this week, and also trying to plan a way to go forward after losing almost 50 percent of their crops among 100 acres.

At Mountain View Farm in western Massachusetts, Liz Adler and Ben Perrault are still reeling from the shock of the flooding in their fields this week, and also trying to plan a way to go forward after losing almost 50 percent of their crops among 100 acres.

Today we are arriving on shores after being underwater.

The recent rains have lead to dams breaking, riverbanks overflowing, and hundreds if not thousands of acres of farmland being awash in several feet of water. After the February and May frosts, this is a gut wrenching third punch in a growing season that has already been a struggle. We speak with the farmers and organizers at Grow Food NorthamptonCISAMDAR, and State Senator Jo Comerford about the effects of the flooding and what comes next.

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