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As we approach the end of May, it may be time to start thinking of the summer heat, particularly that first heat event that cattle and folks who manage may not be prepared for.  The following is a list of some strategies cattle feedlot managers and their crews could begin thinking about as nice weather today turns into heat-stressing weather later. 

Resources for Producers: In the briefing, Nebraska Department of Agriculture shared a January 17, 2024, Farm Service Agency press release focused on disaster assistance for Nebraska producers impacted by the recenter winter storm. Producers are encouraged to contact their FSA county office to learn about available programs and apply for assistance.