NEBRASKA (Associated Press) – The Plains farm aid nonprofit Farm Rescue is launching an effort to bring donated hay to flood-stricken Nebraska ranchers.
North Dakota-based Farm Rescue first activated its Operation Hay Lift program to help drought-stricken Upper Midwest ranchers in 2017. Dozens of volunteers hauled hundreds of loads of hay to the region.
The organization now wants to do the same for Nebraska ranchers dealing with widespread flooding. The Nebraska Farm Bureau says losses in that state could reach one billion dollars.
Farm Rescue provides free labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster in six Plains states. It relies on volunteers, donations and corporate sponsors.