There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the beef industry and our members. NC will provide updates on this page as more information becomes available. NC leadership and staff understands the anxiety and uncertainty that has resulted from the spread of this virus and are committed to doing our part to alleviate those concerns.


Council Updates:


6.13.2020 Application Period for Livestock Producers GrantOpens June 15th!
5.29.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
5.27.2020 Nebraska Cattlemen Thanks Governor Ricketts for Aid to Small Livestock Producers
5.26.2020 CFAP Enrollment is now open!
5.19.2020 CFAP Details
5.15.2020Nebraska Cattlemen Interim Policy Aligns with Call for Increased Negotiated Cash Purchases
5.14.2020 Brownfield Ag News Interview: Nebraska Cattlemen ‘supports intent’ of negotiated cash trade legislation
5.14.2020 CFAP Webinar Summary
5.8.2020 Rural Radio Network Interview: Ashley Kohls, Director of Government Affairs, giving an update on NC’s 5 Immediate Action Requests.
5.7.2020 WEBINAR: Meat Industry Merchandisers – What leverage do they have?
5.6.2020 Recent Action Requests: Where are we at in the process?
5.1.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
5.5.2020 KBear Country Radio Interview: Brenda Masek, Vice President, updating listening area on Nebraska Cattlemen activity.
4.30.2020 WEBINAR: Packer Consolidation – are they breaking the law?
4.24.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
4.24.2020 Rural Radio Network Interview: Jessie Herrmann, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, joins us to discuss the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
4.23.2020 WEBINAR: Direct Conversations with the Packing Industry
4.23.2020 Omaha World Herald: Meatpacking woes lead farmers to consider euthanizing hogs, holding back market-ready cattle
4.18.2020 Tri-State Livestock News: Jones: Ask for a DOJ investigation
4.18.2020 WNAX Radio: NC past president Troy Stowater on WNAX talking about the current cattle market crisis.
4.17.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
4.17.2020 Rural Radio Network Interview: Pete McClymont as he talks on the effects of COVID-19 on the cattle industry.
4.16.2020 WEBINAR: Cattle Industry Cyclical & Infrastructure Overview
4.15.2020 NC President Ken Herz RFD-TV interview aired Live on Wednesday at 11:00am (DOJ Investigation).
4.14.2020 Channel 8 News Interview: Nebraska cattlemen face hard times during COVID-19 pandemic
4.10.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
4.10.2020 Rural Radio Network Interview: Nebraska Cattlemen President Ken Herz talks about actions NC has taken since a Board of Directors meeting that was held on Tuesday & the upcoming webinars.
4.9.2020 NC Announces 4-part Webinar Series
4.8.2020 NTV Grow Interview: Talking to the Nebraska Cattlemen about this “black swan market”
4.8.2020 Brownfield Ag News Interview: Nebraska Cattlemen calls for DOJ investigation of packer practices.
4.8.2020 Nebraska Cattlemen Board Address Black Swan Market Responses
4.8.2020 NC letter to DOJ requesting investigation
4.8.2020 NCBA Letter to President Trump
4.6.2020 WNAX Interview: Nebraska Cattlemen President Says It’s Critical To Keep Beef Processing Plants Operating
4.3.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
4.3.2020 A Letter to Membership From NC President Ken Herz
4.3.2020 SBA Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
4.3.2020 President Ken Herz talks with RRN, Chad Moyer, about COVID19 and NC’s actions
4.2.2020 Past President Mike Drinnin RFD-TV interview aired live on Wednesday at 10:30am.
4.1.2020 NDA Livestock Auction Guidelines
3.28.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
3.28.2020 Mike Drinnin digs deep into COVID19’s impact on the Cattle Markets
3.26.2020 Nebraska Cattlemen Applauds the Passage of the CARES Act
3.25.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
3.23.220 COVID-19 Membership Update
3.21.2020 NTV Grow caught up with Ken Herz: Cattlemen call for “Beef Stimulus” with concerns about price manipulation
3.20.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
3.20.2020 NC recommends that livestock haulers keep both the emergency declaration AND the FAQ in their cabs at all times.
3.20.2020 NC Radio Report: Pete McClymont talks about NC actions for our members during this pandemic.
3.19.2020 COVID-19 Membership Update
3.19.2020 Feedlot Council COVID-19 Letter
3.19.2020 Advertisers COVID-19 Letter
3.19.2020 Press Release: Nebraska Cattlemen Sends Official Request for Relief to Congressional Delegation
3.19.2020 Letter to Nebraska Congressional Delegation: Nebraska Cattlemen Official Request For Relief
3.18.2020 Seedstock Council COVID-19 Updates
3.18.2020 Nebraska Cattlemen Applauds Action Letters to COVID-19 Task Force and Packers
3.18.2020 Member Protocol Update
3.17.2020 NC Works Diligently Through COVID-19
3.17.2020 White Paper: MFP & CCC program

Other Resources:
SBA to Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic
DHS and USDA Move to Protect American Farmers and Ensure Continued Flow of America’s Food Supply
FMCSA FAQs for SDLAs and CDL Drivers
Livestock Temporary Increase Guidance
President Donald J. Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration
What is stress?
Stress Resources
Manage Stress: Rural Wellness Resources
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
NCBA Coronavirus Page
LMA COVID-19 Media Statement

Renewable Fuels Nebraska Statement Regarding COVID-19 and State of the Ethanol Industry
US Department of Health & Human Services Guidance on Critical Infrastructure/Essential Workers
COVID-19 Compliance Considerations for Employers
COVID-19 Relief Law Requires Paid Employee Leave
Families First Coronavirus Response Act