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A stair-step concrete grain bin will be built on the terraces provided to store wheat. Hardly will one section be completed that it will be filled while the next section is being built.

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Floods Threaten Midwest's Economy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008 11:11
BY ILAN BRAT AND LAUREN ETTER
Drenching rain and widespread floods in the Midwest are taking momentum out of a regional economy that has been among the brightest spots in the U.S. economy recently.

Meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. is temporarily suspending work at two Iowa hog-slaughtering plants, while farm-equipment maker Deere & Co. was forced by rising rivers to evacuate a foundry in that state. A St. Louis-based riverboat casino on the Mississippi River closed, and a lake at a popular resort in Wisconsin emptied after an embankment burst.

Towns across the region are confronting collapsed bridges and overflowing sewers. Further heavy rain may burst ...

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