Disaster Relief Fund
Nebraska Farm Bureau established a Disaster Relief Fund at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to provide emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the March 2019 storms and flooding. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit, and donations to the Disaster Relief Fund qualify as charitable contributions for tax purposes.
100% of the donations will be distributed to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by the disasters.
Donate - Donations are closed. Thanks to all who helped!
There are other ways to support continued disaster relief efforts. Donors interested in helping those affected by recent flooding in Central Nebraska or farmers in Western Nebraska who are without water for their crops because of a canal breach in Wyoming can learn more and make donations to the Kearney Area Community Foundation at www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr or the Oregon Trail Community Foundation at www.otcf.org.
Application for Aid - Applications are closed.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund has completed two rounds of distributions.
1st Round: $983,810
2nd Round: $1,903,013
Wellness in Tough Times
Nebraska Farm Bureau Resources
- Nebraska Rural Response Hotline - (800) 464-0258
- If you're feeling overwhelmed with stress, depression, or other mental health related issues.
- Nebraska Department of Agriculture - 1-800-831-0550.
- Hay and Forage Website & Hotline - (402) 471-4876
- Water Testing Kit Request Form
- Nebraska Strong Website
- Donate/Request Resources
- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
- Nebraska Department of Transportation
- Up-to-date inforamtion on road/bridge closures
- Salvation Army Volunteer Hotline - (402) 898-6050
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Farm Service Agency
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Agriculture Disaster Exchange
When natural disasters hit, there are always people in need. We also know there are always people looking to help.
That’s why Nebraska Farm Bureau developed the Agriculture Disaster Exchange (ADE). Like a “want ad” page, the ADE provides a place for Farm Bureau members to seek and offer help, as well as share information during tough times.
- Have extra hay to sell or donate to help a producer recover from the blizzard? Post it.
- Looking for extra help or equipment to help in disaster recovery? Post it.
- Want Nebraska Farm Bureau to know how recovery is going or problems you’re experiencing? Post it.
These are a just a few examples of how Farm Bureau members can use the ADE as a clearinghouse to share information. It’s the responsibility of portal users to contact each other to negotiate interactions or transactions.