FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350
Media Contact: Mary Mulligan (402) 967-3464; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 20, 2006
GOVERNOR HEINEMAN ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF DROUGHT RELIEF
Grand Island, NE - Governor Heineman and the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture
recently announced details of the Livestock Grant Assistance program
during Husker Harvest Days.
ICON President, Chris Abbott, offered his gratitude for the drought
assistance program. "We are hopeful there is more to come, but
we see this as a positive first step. Cattle producers in western Nebraska
are dealing with nearly 7 years of continuous drought conditions. Cowboys
are always reluctant to ask for help, believing their neighbors need
the help worse than they do, but with this summer's extreme temperatures,
record low rainfall, and devastating wildfires, everyone can use all
the help they can get."
Some of the programs details are still being worked out, but the announcement
provided the following information:
"ICON will continue to monitor the progress of the program and
assist our members and other producers in completing the necessary paperwork
so they can qualify for assistance", said Abbott. "We will
be posting a link to the applications and the information on our web-site
www.independentcattlemen.com, as soon as it is available."
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