Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, near a Mississippi River barge getting loaded with corn at the Ursa Farmers Co-op, in Meyers, Illinois. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008 flooding 30,000 acres of nearby fertile lowlands. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, near a Mississippi River barge getting loaded with corn at the Ursa Farmers Co-op, in Meyers, Illinois. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008 flooding 30,000 acres of nearby fertile lowlands. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, near a Mississippi River barge getting loaded with corn at the Ursa Farmers Co-op, in Meyers, Illinois. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008 flooding 30,000 acres of nearby fertile lowlands.

Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, near a Mississippi River barge getting loaded with corn at the Ursa Farmers Co-op, in Meyers, Illinois. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008 flooding 30,000 acres of nearby fertile lowlands.