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USSEC Board Member is Safe Following Nebraska Storms

The farm of USSEC board member Jim Miller was damaged by a second round of storms that hit northeast Nebraska on June 17.  The Miller farm lost 500 acres of crops and 5 pivots, in addition to damage sustained to a couple of bins and a building.  This tornado occurred just one day after twin tornadoes struck the town of Pilger, which is south of Mr. Miller’s farm.
This spring has been particularly challenging for the state of Nebraska.  Two lives were lost in last week’s first round of storms in addition to over 300 cattle still lost from a feedlot that was struck.  Clean-up in the area of the Miller farm and the area south of it is expected to be slow.  A Mother’s Day tornado also ravaged many homes, farms, bins, crops and pivots in Southeast Nebraska.  Nebraska’s center pivot loss is estimated to be well over 200 pivots with countless grain bins destroyed.
USSEC CEO Jim Sutter stated, “All of us at USSEC are thinking of our Nebraska neighbors at this time and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”