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The following are resources to help you through the flood of 2019 in Nebraska.  Please check back often as we are adding resources daily.

UNL Flood Resources Web Site

Nebraska Strong - Nebraska Goverment Web Site

UNL Rural Stress and Family Wellness work group has collected resources for farmers and ranchers to address stress and suicide prevention in Nebraska.   We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. You are not alone. We care about you.

MARC is an acronym for Multi-Agency Resource Center.

Pesticide and Chemigation Training Scheduled for April 11 Postponed 

The pesticide and chemigation training that is scheduled for O’Neill this coming Thursday  April 11th has been postponed to Wednesday April 17th.  The times will not change.  With the upcoming winter storm prediction and potential blizzard like conditions on Thursday, we have decided to make this decision today so farmers/ranchers can make adjustments as needed.  

A free webinar will be offered April 23 via the web for farm and ranch families. The webinar will take place at noon (CST) and can be accessed at go.unl.edu/farmstresswebinar. Wellness in Tough Times will be presented by Nebraska Extension Educators Glennis McClure and Brandy VanDeWalle starting at 12:00 p.m. (CST). This free webinar is available for farm and ranch families to participate and will provide strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

By: Amy Timmerman – Extension Educator and Jim Jansen – Extension Educator

There are many things on our checklist as we recover from these historic floods and blizzards from the past several day.  As we move forward, producers need to know the basics of the Livestock Indemnity Program and how this program may provide financial assistance to help cover livestock losses.  Below is a brief description of the livestock indemnity program but as the steps you need to take to make a claim with the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA).

 Who is eligible for the livestock indemnity program (LIP)?
Any commercial livestock owner who legally owned the livestock on the day that livestock died and/or were injured. 

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