USDA Assistance for Ranchers Affected by Livestock Losses During Flooding Extended to July 1

May 3, 2019 - 2:46pm

The deadline to apply for a USDA initiative to assist with lost livestock during the Nebraska flooding in March has been extended to July 1.

Under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), farmers who have suffered livestock losses during the March natural disasters can apply for financial assistance in dealing with the aftermath. The original deadline had been moved twice, with the latest on May 1 being pushed to July.

Conor Ward, who is the EQIP Manager for the USDA based in Lincoln, said the deadline was extended because some farmers and ranchers are still discovering damage and losses.

“We realize it’s a busy time, especially considering the circumstances," Ward said. "There’s still impacted producers out there that still might have cattle on the ground that they’re just not able to get safely into those fields. We

Ward said the best way to apply is still to go to your local NRCS service center located within your county.

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