LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund.
“Recent snow and flooding have wreaked havoc on Nebraska’s livestock industry, causing damage and losses for countless producers across the state. We know the needs are great, and we hope this new fund will help Nebraska’s cattle producers who are suffering,” said Mike Drinnin, Nebraska Cattlemen President.
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.
If you would like to write a check, make it out to Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to:
Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund
4611 Cattle Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521
Please click here to download a donation form.
If you would like to donate hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, or equipment, please call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550.
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.
Producers are urged to contact their local Farm Service Agency to find information on assistance programs. In addition, the Nebraska Farm Bureau has set up a relief fund and exchange. Details of the fund can be found at www.nefb.org.