USDA Assistance available to Nebraska livestock and ag producers

(KLZA)-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in Nebraska is reminding the state- producers who suffered impacts due to recent severe winter weather of programs that may be available for assistance.

Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact the FSA county office at their local USDA Service Center to learn about programs and how to apply for assistance, including understanding needed documentation, such as farm records, herd inventory, receipts and pictures of damages or losses.

Producers who experience livestock deaths due to the winter storms may be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program.

The Emergency Conservation Program can assist landowners and livestock producers with financial and technical assistance to restore damaged fence lines and remove snow from feed stocks, water supplies, and feeding areas. ECP implementation begins at the local level when conditions meet program requirements and the FSA County Committee requests, and is approved for, implementation.

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