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Disaster assistance declared for Kansas, Nebraska
A declaration of disaster assistance declared Monday by President George W. Bush will benefit Kansas and Nebraska cattle producers
struck by a severe winter storm during the period of
December 28-31, 2006.
For the Kansas agriculture sector, emergency loans are available for livestock producers that experienced production-related losses, or animal losses.
Though officials announced fewer than expected cattle died from the storms, the exact amount is unknown. Most of the emergency funding will be used for weight gain losses, and any affects from pneumonia or other cold weather-related sickness, the agency said.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and
certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis in the
counties of Cheyenne, Clark, Comanche, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, Finney,
Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman,
Jewell, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton,
Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Seward,
Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego,
Wallace, and Wichita for debris removal and emergency protective
measures, including direct Federal assistance.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard
mitigation measures statewide.
The Agency said that damage surveys have been scheduled and more
counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the
assessments are completed.
A declaration of disaster assistance declared Monday by President George W. Bush will benefit Kansas and Nebraska cattle producers struck by a severe winter storm during the period of December 28-31, 2006.