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The resources below provide guidance for farmers dealing with the aftermath of flooding, to help them assess food safety risk from flooded crops.
MDAR Produce Safety Technical Assistance and Guidance – provides guidance to growers on how to evaluate produce crops that are intended for human consumption but have been affected by flood waters.
Cornell Produce Safety Alliance – Food Safety for Flooded Farms – Guidance from the FDA and Cornell Extension Program on how to manage flood crops, keeping food safety in mind.
UNH Extension – Feeding Flooded Forages – explains what can be done to minimize the detrimental effects of rain in flooded forages.
UVM Extension – Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forage – lists best management guidelines for harvesting, storing, and feeding flooded field and forage crops including corn, hay crops and pasture.
UVM Extension – Manage Food Damaged Corn – explains impact of wet conditions on corn development.