Columbia County farmer departs for Nebraska to help colleagues struggling from devastating floods

A Columbia County farmer is doing something good for his colleagues in Nebraska.

Joe Keller lefter for Nebraska Wednesday to assist farmers after the devastating flooding that happened in the area. He said he was inspired to go after seeing dramatic pictures and videos of the damage.

In total, the state suffered nearly $8 billion in crop and cattle losses.

” It’s important for me because I’m a farmer, they’re farmers, and we’re such a small part of the population anymore, so it’s great to be able to look out for each other, ” Keller said.

Keller has been collecting supplies for the trip at Wollersheim Winery. On Wednesday, he packed up a semitruck full of gear and started on his drive west.

He said people from communities as far as two hours away helped bring supplies to make his trip possible.

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