Photos: Powerful scenes of destruction from Midwest after bomb cyclone

Mother Nature isn't playing nice in the Midwest this month and ranchers and rural agriculture communities are suffering.

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How much is too much? If you’re a rancher or farmer, there’s no real answer to that question. You take what Mother Nature gives and you adapt.

But if ranchers and farmers are anything, they are tough. And those affected by the recent “bomb cyclone” will rebound. It will take time. And it will take help. But that’s another characteristic that makes ranchers and farmers special. When a neighbor needs help, we step up.

BEEF has assembled a gallery of photos and videos that show the extent of the flooding in Nebraska. If you have additional photos or first-hand stories of the resilience of our ag community, please send them to [email protected]. While our hearts break as our fellow ranchers suffer, we do want to be the venue where you can share the heart-warming stories that make our industry strong.

Check back often, as we will update this gallery as more images become available. Relief efforts will be listed below. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who are suffering

Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund: Please mail and make all checks to --> Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund, 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE, 68521. Click here for more information.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation: Mail checks to P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299. Donations to NFB also can be made online by clicking here. NC and NFB will distribute 100% of all donations collected to Nebraska farmers and ranchers affected by natural disasters.

Related:Bomb Cyclone devastates heartland

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is coordinating the donation of resources. To donate hay, feedstuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help or equipment, call NDA at (800) 831-0550.



About the Author(s)

Burt Rutherford

Senior Editor, BEEF Magazine

Burt Rutherford is director of content and senior editor of BEEF. He has nearly 40 years’ experience communicating about the beef industry. A Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural journalism, he now works from his home base in Colorado. He worked as communications director for the North American Limousin Foundation and editor of the Western Livestock Journal before spending 21 years as communications director for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. He works to keep BEEF readers informed of trends and production practices to bolster the bottom line.

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