Nebraska Farm Bureau sponsored a drought webinar on August 6 to help answer questions about drought assistance and how to manage financial issues related to the drought.
The webinar included presentations from Nebraska Farm Business Inc. farm financial consultant Anthony Barrett and Nebraska Farm Service (FSA) Agency executive director Dan Steinkrueger.
Barret shared insights on what farmers and ranchers can do to mitigate financial impacts of the drought from a tax perspective. Steinkrueger provided background on emergency disaster programs administered by the FSA.
Following the webinar, Brownfield talked to both Barrett and Steinkrueger.
We also visited with Jordan Dux, national affairs coordinator with Nebraska Farm Bureau, about prospects for the 2012 farm bill and the extension of emergency disaster aid being discussed in Congress.