"The wildfires and hurricanes that have plagued the country these last few weeks are significant disasters that are hurting cattle producers in multiple ways. From flooded operations, burned rangeland, decreased forage due to drought, and smoke inhalation risks for cattle and producers alike, this is a trying time for producers,” says NCBA CEO Colin Woodall.
“Everyone needs to take a close look at the federal, state, and local resources available that are designed to help provide relief to producers, their families, and their livestock," he says. "Our biggest concern is the well-being of everyone in the path of these disasters. Know your evacuation routes and exercise extreme caution when dealing with these deadly forces of nature. Thank you to the first responders on the front lines who have been battling these fires and floods every day."
Ranchers and farmers are urged to utilize several tools from USDA if applicable, including:
- The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
- Emergency Farm Loans
- Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
- Livestock Forage Program (LFP)
NCBA has also set up a page that aggregates all disaster relief information in one place, that includes state specific resources, contact numbers, and donation information. Learn more here.
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