North Dakota ranch group program aids Nebraska ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Stockmen's Association and its foundation have started a relief program to help flood-stricken ranchers in Nebraska.

The two groups have pledged $10,000 to kick-start Nebraska in Need Disaster Relief Program. All of the money raised will go to Nebraska ranchers.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses in that state could reach $1 billion. North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation President Warren Zenker says "what Nebraska has been through is almost unimaginable."

The program is designed to connect North Dakotans who want to provide financial support with those Nebraska ranch families who are in need.

“So many friends from across the country have come to the aid of North Dakota farm and ranch families in their times of need over the years,” explained Dan Rorvig, NDSA president and McVille, N.D., cattleman. “This is our chance to return the favor and instill some hope during this incredibly challenging time in neighboring Nebraska.”

For more information about Nebraska in Need Disaster Relief Program, or if you want to help call (701) 223-2522 or visit www.ndstockmen.org.