Now you can add 15 Nebraska counties to the growing list of natural disaster areas. Missouri and Ohio led the nation with early announcements, but USDA has turned to Nebraska, where flooding has impacted primary agricultural disaster areas, as well as several counties in neighboring states—Iowa, Missouri, and South Dakota-- making them all eligible for federal aid.

USDA listed the following Nebraska counties as “primary” disaster areas: Boyd, Burt, Cass, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas, Knox, Lincoln, Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy, Thurston, and Washington.

Other eligible contiguous Nebraska counties include: Antelope, Cuming, Custer, Dawson, Dodge, Frontier, Gage, Hayes, Holt, Johnson, Keith, Keya Paha, Lancaster, Logan, McPherson, Pawnee, Perkins, Pierce, Rock, Saunders and Wayne.

Impacted contiguous counties in Iowa are: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Woodbury.

Missouri counties that fall into the “contiguous” category for the Nebraska designation are:  Atchison and Holt

Finally, South Dakota impacted counties are Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Gregory, Union and Yankton

Farmers dealing with impacted land in these counties should contact the area Farm Services Agency for more information and guidance.

Source: USDA