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Rebuilding Missouri Flood Plains, Agriculture, Economy

*Using a flood simulator, MU researchers reveal cottonwood trees as a profitable crop in devastated flood areas* 

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­­­–When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of acres of rich farmland. Now, MU forestry researchers may have found a crop that can survive a flood and act as a sustainable source of biomass.


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