Nebraska farmers impacted by recent wildfires to receive funding

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by recent wildfires.

Landowners have until Aug. 19 to receive funding which will be provided to farmers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Funding will help farmers plan and execute conservation practices on land that was impacted by natural disasters.

“Numerous fires have impacted farmers and ranchers across Nebraska leaving ground vulnerable to erosion,” said Rob Lawson, state conservationist for NRCS.  “We can assist landowners with installing conservation practices to help prevent any further damage to their agricultural land and aid in the recovery of rangeland productivity and soil health.”

Landowners are encouraged to visit their local Natural Resources Conservation Service field office as soon as possible.

The application signup for wildfire assistance is happening now and will run through Aug. 19.

Applications will be assessed, and even though some lands may be eligible for assistance, it is not guaranteed that all acres will receive financial assistance due to limited funding.

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