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Nebraska NRCS Offering Livestock Mortality Initiative In EQIP

Nebraska NRCS Offering Livestock Mortality Initiative In EQIP

Nebraska’s office of the Natural Resources Conservation District is making assistance available to livestock producers impacted by the early October blizzard. It’s called the Livestock Mortality Initiative and covers ranchers in Sioux, Dawes and Sheridan counties. State Conservationist Craig Derickson says by signing up for the initiative producers make themselves eligible for funding which will come later on.

Derickson says they’re in the fiscal year 2014 budget cycle but EQIP is a mandatory program that was extended through the federal budget for 2012 through 2014 so funds are expected to be there in the future. He also says damage from the storm is significant so NRCS is attempting to help producers.

He says producers interested in the program need to sign up at their local NRCS office by November 15. He says they also may seek assistance from NRCS through the general EQIP funding.

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