NCBA is sending prayers to all of the cattlemen and women facing natural disasters. To learn more about relief efforts see below:
For assistance navigating these resources or if you have questions about eligibility, please call our D.C. office at 202-347-0228.
Texas & Oklahoma
TSCRA’s Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma who are victims of a natural disaster and consequentially are financially needy or otherwise distressed.
Fueled by hurricane winds and drought conditions, catastrophic wildfires began on multiple islands in Hawaiʻi on August 8, 2023. The fires rapidly gained intensity leaving communities devastated throughout the state. Maui Island endured multiple uncontrolled fires leaving many homes, communities, businesses, and land devastated. Ranches and farms have also been burned.
The Hawai'i Cattlemen's Council and the Hawai'i Rangeland Stewardship Foundation are raising funds to support the producers and agriculturalists whose lives area forever changed by these events.
The California Cattlemen's Association has created a webpage with wildfire disaster assistance for cattle producers.
KLA and the Kansas Livestock Foundation will be assisting ranchers affected by fires and high winds across the state of Kansas. 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.
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
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.
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 a hurricane, or loss of feed and grazing acres.
For producers impacted in Florida by Hurricane Idalia you can find emergency relief information here.
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
Tennessee Farm Bureau has established a disaster relief fund for agriculturalists in their state.
USDA is expanding the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) to address the needs of producers in areas affected by severe drought conditions.
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.
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.