Producers need to document Blizzard losses

This weekend's storm that brought heavy snow and strong winds to northwest Nebraska has caused massive cattle death losses. Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging producers, who suffered livestock losses due to the winter storm conditions, to keep detailed records of those losses as they begin to assess the damage from the weekend.

In a press release from the NDA, Ibach says "While the availability of federal assistance programs is uncertain at this time, producers should document their losses as that information is critical should federal programs such as the Livestock Indemnity Program receive funding."

Documentation should include third-party verification of the loss, such as a statement from a veterinarian or county extension agent, photographs, or receipts for expenses associated with carcass removal.

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