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Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding President Trump Signing of Disaster Assistance Package | KRVN Radio

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding President Trump Signing of Disaster Assistance Package

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding President Trump Signing of Disaster Assistance Package
Midwest farmers are dealing with grain bin losses and hoping Congress can provide funding for those losses. The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee said more pressing disaster aid is needed for Southern farmers who lost crops last summer during hurricane season. (DTN photo by Chris Clayton)

LINCOLN, NEB. – “President Trump’s signing of the disaster assistance bill is tremendous news and an important step forward in helping Nebraska farm and ranch families and our rural communities recover from the March flooding and blizzards in our state.”

“This disaster bill includes roughly $3 billion to cover crop damage, including additional funding for farmers prevented from planting due to the floods, as well as payments for on-farm stored grain that was damaged in these flooding events. The bill also provides $558 million in funding for the Emergency Conservation Program, the primary program farmers and ranchers can utilize for fence repair and debris removal, including clearing sand from farm fields.”

“We want to thank the entire Nebraska Congressional delegation for their support for the disaster assistance package and for President Trump signing this package into law.”

“We urge USDA to move forward as quickly as possible in developing the rules and implementing the key programs so they can be put to work in helping Nebraskans.”

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