It has been frustrating for many farmers to either suffer or hear about rivers flooding vast acreage of corn and beans, and then not have the USDA reflect the lost acres in its crop acreage reports. (Grumble, grumble). Whether the flooding was in Missouri, along the Mississippi, or in Iowa, along the Missouri River, the loss of crops was something important to neighboring farmers, who thought the USDA should take notice. Whether or not USDA has blended the loss into their acreage estimates, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, did take notice.