We are interrupting our trip's linear flow to bring you an episode from upstate New York. We felt like the immediacy of this issue needed to be touch upon now, instead of in 2 months. Although Irene was on the news non-stop for a few days - the flooding that resulted has been out of America's conscious for a while. Not only did Irene have a devastating effect on farms, but it was followed a week later by tropical rains that re-flooded the farms. Late summer is the most important part of the year for a lot of farmers, its what they've been working for the entire year, and when that gets wiped out, its like losing your entire income. Such is the story in this video of a couple farmers with huge losses.

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