LINCOLN, Neb. — As the threat to human lives from last week’s storms that engulfed the state has begun to subside, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is now concentrating efforts to assist ranch families and their livestock.
Flooding is being reported to have reached record levels in parts of the state.
Producers that have been impacted by the blizzard and flooding and are now in need of hay, feedstuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, etc., should call the NDA at 800-831-0550. Be prepared to share your name, contact information, type and number of livestock, location (including county), what assistance you are seeking and how urgent your need is.
Nebraska has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for our producers, NDA added. If you have hay, feedstuffs, fencing materials, equipment, etc., that you are willing to donate, please contact the NDA. NDA staff will be gathering this information and identifying needs to react accordingly, including the use of the National Guard and other state resources.
A list of disaster relief resources for Nebraska farmers and ranchers is also available online at https://buff.ly/2FbqDfU. This website includes links to the USDA Farm Service Agency programs including the Livestock Indemnity Program and information from the Nebraska Extension.
More information can also be obtained at www.nda.nebraska.gov.