Apply for Assistance

At this time we are no longer accepting applications or donations for relief. Thank you!

If you are a cattle producer in the State of Nebraska that was impacted by the recent weather events in March please apply below.

Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund.

The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is organized in the State of Nebraska as a not-for-profit corporation and will be seeking to qualify as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization under which all donations made to the Fund would be tax deductible for the donor in accordance with applicable federal tax laws.

100% of all donations received will be distributed to Nebraska cattle producers affected by natural disasters, including recent wet weather events. **A convenience fee for online donations may apply.

If you would like to donate hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, or if you are seeking assistance, please call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550. Be prepared to share your name, contact information, type and number of livestock, location (including county), what assistance you are seeking and how urgent your need is.

Additionally, Nebraska Cattlemen has prepared and is keeping updated a list of federal disaster assistance resources as well as other pertinent state regulations to consider during times of emergency.

For questions regarding the Disaster Relief Fund please contact



Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP)

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Emergency Grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP acres): The emergency grazing authorization is effective immediately and ends April 30, 2019.

State of Nebraska Federal hours-of-service regulations WAIVED until April 15

State law requiring an owner and/or operator of an animal feeding operation to notify the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Executive Order 19-04

Emergency holding pond management recommendations during wet weather events from Nebraska Extension and NDEQ: (877) 253-2603

NDEQ Air Quality Division: (877) 834-0474

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1(800) 985-5990

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program

USDA Disaster Resources Website

For up-to-date information on road/bridge closures

NDA’s Hay and Forage Hotline: (402) 471-4876

Nebraska Department of Insurance, Resources for Nebraska Flood Victims

NDEQ Natural Disaster Debris Management

NDEQ Flood Damaged Grain & Hay Disposal

NDEQ Storm Recovery and Flooding in Nebraska: Environmental Guidance

NDA Safety of Food and Water Affected by Flooding

UNL Flood Resources