Updates on Federal Programs to Aid Flood Recovery

Updates on Federal Programs to Aid Flood Recovery

The US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has released information on the following programs to aid in flood recovery.

Flood.unl.edu

For Nebraska Extension flood recovery information for agriculture as well as families, businesses, homes, and more, see the comprehensive website Flood.unl.edu.

In CropWatch go to https://cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/flood.

Funds Available to Plant Severely Weather-Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Producers are encouraged to apply at their local USDA Service Center by May 17, 2019, for the first window or by June 21, 2019, for the second window.

USDA Assistance to Protect Infrastructure Damaged by March Blizzard/Flooding

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Nebraska is accepting requests for assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program to address watershed impairments resulting from the March “Bomb Cyclone” and associated flooding. Requests for assistance must be submitted to the NRCS State Conservationist in Nebraska by May 20, 2019.

Deadline Extended to Apply for USDA Funds to Help with Livestock Mortality

Through NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program - commonly referred to as EQIP farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to properly dispose of dead livestock. Applications are being accepted now through July 1. This is an extension of the original sign up periods announced immediately following the flooding/blizzard.