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Find flood recovery information from Nebraska Extension at Flood.unl.edu. Check back as new resources are added.  

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It is important to stay connected during tough times. We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed. The Nebraska Counseling, Outreach and Mental Health Therapy (COMHT) Program, 800-464-0258 offers no-cost vouchers for confidential mental health services for persons affected by the rural crisis. Also available is the Nebraska Farm Hotline/Rural Response Hotline, 1-800-464-0258. You are not alone. We care about YOU. For more resources...
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Livestock Indemnity Program May Assist with Severe Winter Weather Livestock Losses

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, including losses due to blizzards or extreme cold.

Eligible livestock owners or contract growers must file a notice of loss with FSA within 30 calendar days of when the livestock loss is first apparent. For disease losses, FSA county committees can accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management.

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County is here to help you with your 4-H enrollment!
Check out 4-H project ideas, receive help to enroll online and have your 4-H questions answered at these enrollments events:

- Monday, March 25,  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm  
                    Location: Palmyra Memorial Library, 535 llinios Place, Palmyra, NE
- Monday, April 1,  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
                    Location: Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska City, NE

Be alerted about local emergencies in Otoe County and other important community news by signing up for the Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables your emergency service providers to supply you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

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Nebraska Extension offers resources to flood victims
Mar 22 – As Nebraskans begin returning to their homes in the aftermath of widespread historic flooding, Nebraska Extension has mobilized a number of resources to aid in the road to recovery. Read more
Sequenced Genome of Ancient Crop Could Raise Yields
Mar 5 – An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising yields of the drought-resistant crop in the Nebraska Panhandle and semiarid regions where population booms foreshadow food shortages. Read more