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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP acres): The emergency grazing authorization is effective immediately and ends April 30, 2019.
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
NDA’s Hay and Forage Hotline: (402) 471-4876