Flooded fields, broken roads. Spring flooding already damaging Montana agriculture

As the flatland flooding around northcentral Montana begins to recede, counties, road departments and ag producers are assessing the toll.

At this point the basic assessment is that spring seeding is about a month behind where it should be at this point, and it could be two or three weeks before the ground dries out enough for full-scale planting to take place. That could have serious implications for the variety of crops put into the ground, and anticipated yields at the end of the 2018 growing season.