Missouri family farm overwhelmed by spring flooding
March 27, 2019
CRAIG, Mo. (AP) — In the late 1800s, the first members of the Drewes clan came to northwest Missouri and found a land that looked like their own back in Germany.
They put down seed on a plot of land 3.5 miles south of Craig in Holt County.
Nearly 140 years later, their descendants are struggling to keep the fruit of their hard work alive.
Almost all of the 3,000 acres of the Drewes farm is awash in the Missouri River, which crested last week at more than 28 feet near Rulo Bridge, the Kansas City Star reported. The flood stage for the area is 17 feet.
The flood was not the first, second or...