“Stay Strong Nebraska” is an initiative created to help farmers and ranchers impacted by recent flooding, providing easy access to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund with all donations remaining in the state.
Federal officials estimate the bomb cyclone weather phenomenon and subsequent flooding caused $1.4 billion in damages in the state of Nebraska. The damage assessment accounts for livestock, crop loss and infrastructure damage, but does not reflect personal property losses such as homes and farm buildings. Steve Nelson, president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, gave an update on the situation at last week’s Water for Food Conference in Lincoln.WFF19 Presentation by Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau
Nebraska-based agency Swanson Russell is helping with the effort and has created some media materials for use, including radio and TV spots, and are encouraging people to use them and spread the word that donations are still needed. Here’s a link to the PSA on YouTube.Stay Strong Nebraska 30 second radio spot
although I’ve never lived there, my heart and soul are in Nebraska. When my family came from Sweden in the mid-1800’s they settled in Newman Grove ad were farmers. I wish I had millions of dollars to offer but I don’t, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.