NCBA is sending prayers to all of the cattlemen and women facing natural disasters. To learn more about relief efforts see below: 

FEMA Disaster Assistance Website

Public Land Council Disaster Relief Resources

For assistance navigating these resources or if you have questions about eligibility, please call our D.C. office at 202-347-0228.

Hurricane Relief

USDA Information about Hurricane Ian Relief

Hurricane Ian

NCBA is working on relief efforts for all of the cattlemen and women who are being impacted by Hurricane Ian. The United States Department of Agriculture has resources available to assist producers. The Disaster Resource Center has information on weather events, food safety and animal care. The USDA Disaster Assistance Recovery Tool is available to help find the right disaster assistance program for each situation. 

Producers can utilize the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-raised Fish Program for reimbursements for a portion of the value of livestock that were killed or severely injured by the hurricane, or loss of feed and grazing acres.

Florida

For producers impacted in Florida, the Florida Cattlemen's Association is asking for relief funds to please be sent to:

Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation

Memo: Hurricane Ian Relief

P.O. Box 421929

Kissimmee, FL 34742-199


Blizzard/Storms

North Dakota

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) and North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) have teamed up to support the state’s cattle ranchers who suffered significant impacts in back-to-back storms in April 2022. 

To help North Dakota cattlemen and women offset the challenges from these disastrous storms, the non-profit organizations are launching the Hope After Haley Disaster Relief Fund. The NDSA and NDSF have kickstarted the relief fund with their $40,000 initial contribution and are inviting others to join them by contributing to the effort.

Monetary contributions to the disaster relief fund can be made two ways:

  1. Checks can be made to the NDSF with “Hope After Haley” written in the memo and sent to 407 S. Second St., Bismarck, ND 58504
  2. Credit card gifts can be made online by clicking here.
The gifts will be pooled and distributed in their entirety to North Dakota cattle ranchers later this spring through an application and nomination process. A selection committee comprised of fellow ranchers will make selections and distribute the funds to those most in need.

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Wildfire Relief

USDA Wildfire Assistance Information
California

The California Cattlemen's Association has created a webpage with wildfire disaster assistance for cattle producers.

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Kansas

KLA and the Kansas Livestock Foundation will be assisting ranchers affected by fires and high winds across the state of Kansas Dec. 15. To provide monetary donations click the link below. Donations may be tax deductible and 100% of all donations will be distributed to producers impacted by the weather event.

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Nebraska

Nebraska Cattlemen is continuously updating their resources for wildfire and disaster relief. In an effort to help beef cattle producers impacted by the Road 739 Fire, leadership of the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund activated the account and are now accepting monetary donations until May 31, 2022.

disaster relief resources

wildfire resources

Oregon

To donate to the livestock producers that have been impacted by the wildfires in Oregon use the Paypal link or send checks to the address below.

OCA Stewardship Fund1320

Capitol St NE Ste 150

Salem, OR 97301

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Texas

The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has wildfire relief efforts in place to assist those affected by the 2022 fires in numerous locations across Texas. Please see how to donate to their efforts and where to go for help.

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Washington

The Washington Cattlemen’s Association has wildfire relief funds left over from 2020, ready to deploy and mobilize for Washington ranchers impacted by the wildfires this year.

Please contact Ashley at [email protected] for more information.

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Tornado Relief

Kentucky

There has been a devastating loss in many communities across Kentucky, including significant damage to agricultural infrastructure. There are two ways we are requesting help.

1. You can donate to the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation. All donations will be used to help our local producers in need of farm supplies. These donations can be made by:

  • Calling 859-278-0899
  • Through Paypal here.
  • By mail at KY Cattlemen’s Foundation - Attn: Tornado Relief, 176 Pasadena Drive Suite 4 Lexington, KY 40503
2. Materials – Anyone wishing to donate materials are asked to coordinate with the Hardin County Extension Office. All materials can be dropped off at the Extension office, and they will be distributed accordingly from there to other Extension Offices in the areas affected.

You can call the Hardin County Extension office at 270-765-4121 or drop things off at: 111 Opportunity Way Elizabethtown, KY 42701

 kentucky agricultural relief fund 

 kentucky department of agriculture assistance

Tennessee

Tennessee Farm Bureau has established a disaster relief fund for agriculturalists in their state. 

disaster resources

Drought Relief

The Public Lands Council is committed to supporting ranchers and ensuring grazing activities continue safely and securely on public lands amid natural disasters like wildfire and drought.

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USDA is expanding the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) to address the needs of producers in areas affected by severe drought conditions.

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Colorado

The Flood & Drought Response Fund is not a formal grant program, with established guidelines or timelines or applications. It is by design an as-needed program to react to circumstances and is administered by Kevin Houck and Megan Holcomb.

Anyone is eligible to apply. There is no application. Anyone interested in receiving funds should contact Kevin Houck (for flood) or Megan Holcomb (for drought) for consideration.

They will work with anyone who asks to determine if their request meets the intent of the funding source.

Please contact Megan Holcomb for drought assistance at 303-866-3441 x 3222.

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The Agricultural Emergency Drought Response Program provides up to $1 million annually, in the form of loans or grants, for emergency drought-related water augmentation purposes to Colorado’s agricultural water users.

Agricultural organizations located in areas where a disaster emergency has been proclaimed due to drought can apply. Applicants must apply within three months after the end of any fiscal year during which a drought was declared.

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North Dakota

The North Dakota Drought Disaster Water Supply Project Assistance Program provides the State Water Commission the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.

To be eligible, a livestock producer must be located in a county with a drought proclamation and have been denied USDA FSA cost-share assistance.

There is not a specified application deadline.

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