Help available to farmers / ranchers against winter damage | New
“Crop insurance and other USDA risk management options are here to help growers manage risk because we never know what nature has in store for the future,” said Collin Olsen , director of the regional RMA office that covers Nebraska. “Licensed insurers, adjusters and agents are experienced and well trained to handle these types of events.”
The Emergency Conservation Program and the Emergency Forest Restoration Program can help landowners and forest managers with financial and technical assistance to restore damaged farmland or forests.
At farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, the Disaster Factsheet, and the Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help producers and landowners determine program or loan options. For assistance with a crop insurance claim, growers and landowners should contact their crop insurance agent. For FSA and NRCS programs, they should contact their local USDA service center.
All USDA service centers are open for business, including those that restrict in-person visits or require appointments. All visitors to the service center who wish to do business with the NRCS, FSA or any service center agency should call ahead and make an appointment.
Service centers open to appointments will pre-screen visitors based on health concerns or recent travel, and visitors should adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also required to wear a face mask when visiting.