Farmers Cooperative accepting monetary, farm goods donations for flood victims

BEATRICE – Farmers Cooperative is asking area producers to help those affected by recent flooding.

Until Apr. 10, the company is accepting monetary donations along with fencing supplies and feed to help farmers in need.

Farmers Cooperative has set up collection sites in Beatrice, Milford, Syracuse and Hanover, KS.

People also have the option to purchase fencing or feed for delivery at a Farmers Cooperative branch.

Kevin Wittler, the feed department manager at the Beatrice branch, was key in organizing the charity drive. Like so many other Nebraskans, he felt obligated to extend a helping hand.

“If you’ve watched the (flood) videos and stuff on television, there’s a dire need for fencing, supplements and feed,” Wittler said. “Quite a bit of hay is getting shipped up there from producers. We’re focusing on some of the other stuff – fencing materials, cubes, tubs and that type of stuff for the cattle.”

Those who wish make monetary donations can drop checks off at any Farmers Cooperative branch. Checks need to be made out to the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund.

Farmers Cooperative will not be handling hay during this drive. Wittler said as of Monday afternoon, the company had raised over $9,000 in monetary donations alone.

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