Flooding events, especially during the harvest season, can have a significant impact on a farm’s bottom line. Growers need to also consider food safety impacts as they assess damage and consider their options. Several resources are available to help growers in the aftermath of significant rain events:
- Food Safety for Flooded Farms (Produce Safety Alliance)
- Flooding Effects on Corn (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Safe Wisconsin Produce (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection)
For additional information, contact the Safe Wisconsin Produce team at DATCP: (608) 224-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the University of Wisconsin-Extension produce safety training Coordinator Kristin Krokowski at email@example.com or (262) 548-7775.