CHS Community Giving is participating in relief efforts to support Nebraska farmers and ranchers affected by the record flooding across the Missouri River Basin. Nearly three-fourths of Nebraska’s counties have declared emergencies, and farmers have suffered catastrophic losses to cattle and stored hay and grain.
To support ongoing relief efforts, CHS Community Giving is contributing $25,000 to Nebraska Cattlemen and Nebraska Farm Bureau. Funds will be distributed to Nebraska cattle and grain producers as they take steps to restore their livelihoods.
“Our hearts go out to the farmers and ranchers affected by the widespread flooding,” says Jessie Headrick, director, CHS Community Giving. “It’s already proving to be a difficult spring and CHS is committed to helping ease that burden by working with partners in Nebraska to support recovery efforts.”
CHS Community Giving has also provided the American Red Cross with an annual $75,000 contribution to the Annual Disaster Giving Program to support immediate response after disasters occur. Red Cross is staffing flood relief efforts in Nebraska and Iowa with more than 10 shelters serving more than 750 residents.
CHS will continue to monitor natural disasters and how they affect our farmer-owners. For updates on our disaster relief response, visit chsinc.com/stewardship.