LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund has opened a second round of distributions. Applications are welcome and encouraged from new and repeat applicants.

The Disaster Relief Fund has collected more than $2.5 million, with 100 percent of the funds going to help farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. The application process can be completed online at www.nefb.org/disaster. Farm Bureau membership is not required to apply for or receive assistance.

Both new applicants and prior recipients who wish to be considered for additional assistance should complete the updated application form.

“During this second round, we will be asking for more detailed information to help us better evaluate remaining needs and where our fund can help the most,” said Megahn Schafer, executive director of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.

For assistance accessing the online application, call (402) 421-4747.

“I want to say thank you to all of the individuals, organizations, and companies who have contributed to the fund. Your generosity has helped hundreds of people all around Nebraska. We continue to seek financial donations to meet the growing number of requests coming into the Disaster Relief Fund,” said Steve Nelson, president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

To donate, apply for assistance, or access other disaster resources, visit www.nefb.org/disaster.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.