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Disaster Relief Resource Guide


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Make Disaster Preparedness a Priority

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Disaster can strike anywhere and at anytime. Don't get caught unaware. The best defense against a natrual disaster is a good offense, and preparedness is key. Below are both national and regional resources to help in times of crisis. Either scroll down to find the resources best suited for your needs or click on the links below to direct-scroll. More resources will be added as they become available.


Contents

Nationwide Resources

Regional Resources

Insurance & Preparations

Livestock

Tornado

Drought

Flood

Winter Weather

Hot Summer Temps

Hurricane

 


Disaster Preparedness Articles

Insurance and Preparations:

Do You Need Weather Insurance?

Market Strategy: Crop Insurance 101

Fill the Gap

Develop Your Human Resource Plan Before a Disaster

Protect Your Farm with a Disaster Plan

Ask a Margins Expert: Crop Disaster Plans

Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Preparedness is Key to Surviving a Severe Weather Event

Drought:

Recover From Drought

Grazing Through the Hard Times

Nutrition: Make Good Feed Choices

How to Mitigate Drought Impact on Your Farm

Drought Brings Aflatoxin Danger

Five Tips For Ensiling Drought-Stressed Corn

Surviving the Texas Drought

Should I Quit Dairying Because of the Drought?

Flood:

Assessing Flood Damage in Soybean Fields

Flooding Preparation Tips for Producers

Precaution’s Key During Flooding, Cleanup

Make a Plan for Flooding Effects on Stored Grain

Tornado:

Tips for Livestock Care after Tornadoes

Hurricane:

Post-Hurricane Livestock Carcass Disposal Advice

USDA Offers Livestock and Pet Safety Tips for Hurricane Victims

Livestock:

Grazing Through the Hard Times

Recover From Drought

Bitter Cold Temps will Create Prolonged Period of Livestock Cold Stress

Don’t Have a Cow about Cold Weather

Winter Animal Care Tips

Understanding the Effects of Cold Stress on Beef Cows

Make Disaster Preparedness a Priority

Oats as Emergency Forage

Soybeans as Emergency Forage

Post-Hurricane Livestock Carcass Disposal Advice

Tips for Livestock Care after Tornadoes

Watch Livestock in Emergency Heat Stress Areas

Disaster Creates Disease Challenges

Nutrition: Make Good Feed Choices

Nutrition: Three Feeding "Musts"

Reduce Feed Shrink

Drought Brings Aflatoxin Danger

Oats as Emergency Forage

When Pastures Turn Deadly

Winter Weather:

Bitter Cold Temps will Create Prolonged Period of Livestock Cold Stress

Don’t Have a Cow about Cold Weather

Winter Animal Care Tips

Understanding the Effects of Cold Stress on Beef Cows

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Hot Summer Temperatures:

Watch Livestock in Emergency Heat Stress Areas

 

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Nationwide Resources

Ready.gov - Prepare. Plan. Stay informed.

FEMA - Find out if your area has an active disaster declaration

Drought Monitor

2013 Drought Designation Map 

2013 Disaster Designation Map

2014 Disaster Designation Map

Extension Disaster Education Network

What to know before you call for Federal disaster relief

How to apply for assistance through FEMA

FSA Disaster Assistance Programs Home Page

Disaster Programs Administered by FSA

Emergency Loan Program through FSA

Agriculture Disasters

Water Watch

 

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Regional Resources

California—Disaster/Emergency Resources

Colorado—Disaster Relief websites

Idaho—Emergency Disaster Information

Drought

Fire Education Corps

Illinois—Disaster Preparedness

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Illinois Disaster Recovery 

Iowa—Dealing with Disasters

Kansas—Disaster Education Network

Missouri—Disaster Recovery Resources

SEMA programs

Nebraska—Disaster Preparedness

Nevada—Flood Preparedness and Resources

North DakotaDisaster Education

Oregon—Emergency Preparedness

Tennessee—Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

TEMA Grants and Programs

Disaster Resource Guide

Texas—Disaster Information

Western States—Cattle Management During Drought

 

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