Natural Disasters

Wildfire in field

Assistance Available for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Wildfire

August 10, 2022
Producers have until Aug. 19 to apply for wildfire recovery assistance through USDA NRCS.

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Farmer in field

Resources to Support Farmers and Ranchers Dealing with Stress

July 21, 2022
Complex factors such as markets, long work hours and weather can have a significant influence on the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. If you or someone you know needs help, there are numerous programs available for Nebraskans.

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Field in drought

USDA Has Issued More Than $4 Billion in Emergency Relief Program Payments to Date

June 30, 2022
Commodity and specialty crop producers have until July 22 to complete applications for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program.

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Drought-affected field

USDA Designates Several Nebraska Counties as Disasters Due to Drought

June 28, 2022
Producers in numerous Nebraska counties are eligible for emergency credit to recover from intense drought during the growing season.

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Farmer in field

USDA FSA, NRCS to Present on Drought Assistance Programs During May 12 Webinar

May 6, 2022
Representatives will provide an overview of drought assistance programs designed to help producers mitigate some of the impact of extreme, adverse weather.

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Corn plant in drought

USDA Designates 12 Nebraska Counties as Disasters Due to Drought

May 6, 2022
USDA FSA has declared additional Nebraska counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans based on losses from drought.

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Wildfire in western Nebraska 2022
A wildfire rages at Buffalo Creek in western Nebraska during November 2021. (Photo by Gary Stone)

FAQ for Wildfire Damage to Crops and Range/Pastureland

May 5, 2022
With wildfire recovery efforts underway, Nebraska Extension educators share insights on how to proceed with the 2022 growing season.

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Wildfire in pasture

USDA Designates 10 Nebraska Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

April 29, 2022
Ten primary counties and 16 contiguous counties have been designated as natural disaster areas to allow producers access to emergency loans for recovery efforts.

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