Drought Assistance Webinar May 4

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Currently, 55 Nebraska counties are eligible to eligible to apply for the 2023 Livestock Forage Disaster Program, and all but five counties are eligible for ELAP assistance. View your county's eligibility status here.

Drought Assistance Webinar May 4

Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Nebraska Extension will participate in a webinar on Thursday, May 4, to review drought assistance programs and management principles for producers experiencing drought conditions. The webinar is part of UNL’s Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar series devoted to topics for farm and ranch management, profitability, economics and farm survival. It will begin at 12 p.m. CST, and those interested in participating can register online.

Nebraska FSA’s Pat Lechner, chief of the Price Support, Conservation and Environmental Programs staff, will provide a reminder to producers of what information is needed to apply for key FSA drought assistance programs. He will be joined by Nebraska FSA Farm Loan Program Specialist Ben Herink, who will discuss drought disaster designations and the triggering of the FSA emergency loan program. UNL Agricultural Economics Extension Educator Shannon Sand will cover management principles and recordkeeping needs for producers under drought conditions.

“FSA county offices already are busy implementing drought assistance programs such as the Livestock Forage Disaster Program,” said Nebraska FSA Acting State Executive Director Tim Divis. “This and other programs available through FSA are designed to help producers mitigate some of the impact of the ongoing drought. This webinar will provide listeners with a good overview of those programs.”

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in the webinar should contact the Nebraska FSA State Office at (402) 437-5581 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or email Bobbie Kriz-Wickham by Monday, May 1.

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