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  • Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nations ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Crop damage exceeds $400 million in Nebraska alone, according to Nebraska officials. Ethanol delivered in the Gulf Coast is trading at 15 to 17 cents...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 21- Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America's longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week's so-called "bomb cyclone" storm has...

  • VALLEY, Neb., March 21- As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected. Flooding from last week's storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in...

  • VALLEY, Neb., March 20- A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week's late-winter storm and melting snow has already inundated a large...

  • VALLEY, Neb., March 20- A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week's late-winter storm and swiftly melting snow this week has...

  • VALLEY, Neb., March 20- Small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next wave of flooding along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after high waters wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, and officials warned the deadly disaster was far from over. Flood waters spawned by last week's late-winter storm and warmer weather that swiftly melted...

  • VALLEY, Neb., March 20- Small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next wave of flooding along the snow melt-swollen Missouri River after high waters wreaked an estimated $1 billion in damage in Nebraska, and officials warned the deadly disaster was far from over. Floodwaters spawned by last week's late-winter storm and warmer weather that swiftly...

  • Floodwaters resulting from a late-winter storm last week and warming spring weather that melted snow quickly this week inundated a large swath of Midwestern farm states Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri, North America's longest river. Missouri officials stacked sandbags along major waterways and closed highways near the rising Missouri...

  • Floodwaters resulting from a late-winter storm last week and warming spring weather that melted snow quickly this week inundated a large swath of Midwestern farm states Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri, North America's longest river. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also predicted major flooding for parts of Kansas,...

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence in Nebraska on Tuesday took stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency. Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin...

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency.

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency. Nebraska, Iowa and...

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. The floods inundated stretches of the two farm states along the Missouri River, North America's longest river.

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area. Damage to the state's livestock sector was estimated at about $400 million,...

  • As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of a storm dubbed a "bomb cyclone," Nebraska officials were taking in the damage in a state where 64 of the 93 counties have declared emergencies. State officials said on the call that 290 people had been rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol, National Guard troops, and urban search and...

  • Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base. The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Kansas City at the Missouri state line. "This really is the most devastating flooding we've...

  • A "bomb cyclone" hurled hurricane-force winds, sparked tornadoes and dumped heavy snow and rain across the Plains and western Midwest on its march across the United States this week. Prolonged supply disruptions could rattle cattle, hog and feed grain markets around the region and futures on the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

  • Feb 25- Warren Buffett said on Monday his Berkshire Hathaway Inc overpaid in the 2015 merger that created Kraft Heinz Co, but he had no plans to flee the struggling packaged foods company. Buffett spoke four days after Kraft Heinz took a $15.4 billion writedown for its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands and other assets, slashed its dividend, and said the U.S. Securities...

  • Feb 25- Warren Buffett said on Monday his Berkshire Hathaway Inc overpaid in the 2015 merger that created Kraft Heinz Co, but he had no plans to flee the struggling packaged foods company. Buffett spoke four days after Kraft Heinz took a $15.4 billion writedown for its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands and other assets, slashed its dividend, and said the U.S. Securities...

  • Feb 25- The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, admitted on Monday he knew less than he thought about Oracle Corp, the company overseen by fellow billionaire Larry Ellison. The Oracle of Omaha is a nickname that Buffett's fans often use for him. Berkshire said it ended the year with $172.8 billion of stocks, including $40.3 billion in iPhone maker Apple Inc, which...