Organization to offer relief to farmers impacted by Blizzard Evelyn

Cows at a Fond du Lac dairy farm on April 6, 2017 (WLUK/Mike Moon)

(WLUK) -- In an effort to provide some relief for local farmers after Blizzard Evelyn, an organization is offering help.

The Wisconsin-based American Dairy Coalition is asking those who sustained damage from last week's blizzard to contact its Farm Service Agency office immediately.

The organization is pulling together monetary assistance from state and/or federal resources.

Officials will quantify the damage reports and estimate the losses on a county-by-county basis.

Totals will be given to Governor Scott Walker for consideration.

“Time is of the essence,” said Laurie Fischer, ADC chief executive officer. “Whether they are facing collapsed structures, lost milk production, high insurance deductibles, animal losses or other situations, farmers need to get their damages on the record with their local FSA office. Just one phone call could have a big impact down the road.”

  • To submit your report, you can call (920) 965-6070 or go online here.

Farmers can also include in their reports: animal injury or death, increased risk of mastitis, breeding complications or disruptions, veterinarian costs, additional labor costs, milk lost and costs incurred from transporting animals and/or feed.

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