Merle Stuthman

She Was My Second Best Trophy Cow


Merle Stuthman is a cattle farmer in Norfolk, Nebraska, a town in the northeast corner of the state hit hard by flooding in March of 2019.



Floods and Climate Change

The scale of the devastation wrought by one of the most destructive floods ever to hit the northern Great Plains was clear by the time we arrived to report the American Climate project. Highways, bridges and dams had been washed away, leaving much of the region impassable. Levees were breached at dozens of sites. Tens of thousands of farm animals had drowned. Fields in need of planting lay under water. Nearly two-thirds of Nebraska’s 93 counties were under a state of emergency.

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