Jason Berlowitz, a cattle rancher from Cushing, Okla., is still recovering from this spring’s floods. Surrounded by the Cimarron River, his 1,800-acre operation was severely impacted by record-breaking floods in the spring of 2019. When the flooding began, sand and silt deposits washed over Jason’s ranch, causing him to lose 435 acres of land and most of his fencing.
To help with the costs of fence repair and clearing the sand and silt from his land, Jason is enrolled in the Emergency Conservation Program, offered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency. This program helps farmers and ranchers repair damage to farmland caused by natural disasters, like flooding or drought, through funding and assistance for repairs or installation of water conservation methods.
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