Sen. Marshall Reminds Kansans about Disaster Assistance
(Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. reminds farmers and ranchers impacted by Friday’s tornado and severe storms to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to learn more about disaster assistance programs offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Since Friday, we have learned of more tornadoes and significant weather events that occurred in counties across Kansas. I encourage landowners who have discovered damage to fencing and livestock to report damage to their local FSA office. We cannot stop significant weather events, but we can ensure our farmers and ranchers have the resources they need to rebuild and be made whole from damage and losses they could not prevent,” said Senator Marshall.
Tornadoes and severe storms were reported in multiple counties on Friday, April 30, damaging fences and potentially harming livestock. The USDA offers assistance to farmers and ranchers to repair damage to farmland through the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). Additional assistance is available to livestock owners who lost livestock due to adverse weather. Producers and landowners are encouraged to contact their county FSA office to learn more about the application and reporting process.