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Nebraska Farm Bureau opens another round of assistance

Posted: 12:38 PM, Jun 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-03 17:38:43Z
Major flooding in Midwest has destroyed harvests and ruined farms

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund has opened a second round of distributions. Applications are welcome and encouraged from new and repeat applicants.

The Disaster Relief Fund has collected more than $2.5 million, with 100 percent of the funds going to help farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. The application process can be completed online here. Farm Bureau membership is not required to apply or receive assistance. Both new applicants and prior recipients who wish to be considered for additional assistance should complete the updated application form.

"During this second round, we will be asking for more detailed information to help us better evaluate remaining needs and where our fund can help the most," said Megahn Schafer, executive director of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.

Back in March, the floods wiped out many farms back in Nebraska and Iowa, causing the Farm Bureau to offer disaster relief.