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Johanns meets with concerned cattle producers

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U.S. Senator Mike Johanns met with concerned cattle producers in Wisner, Neb. Thursday. U.S. Senator Mike Johanns met with concerned cattle producers in Wisner, Neb. Thursday.
WISNER, Neb. (KTIV) -

Clean-up continues after tornadoes struck northeastern Nebraska this week.

Thursday, U.S. Senator Mike Johanns stopped in Wisner to hear concerns farmers impacted by the storm.

Cattlemen are concerned for many things. Among them are the fate of their cattle, buildings and businesses.

Johanns says there are ways that federal programs can help, most notably a livestock amenity in the farm bill that he passed in February.

But he knows that for many without fences or electricity and livestock loss, the road to recovery could be longer than desired.

"This is what they do 365 days a year, and now in some areas, they're out of business," said Johanns. "And they can't run because they don't have the electricity, their corrals were tore up, everything's just turned upside-down, so they're anxious to try and get their business up and going again, and get their business in order."

Johanns says that the next step for many of the cattlemen will be to check with their insurance companies, but not everything will be insured.
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