Nebraska Cattlemen Reminding Beef And Cattle Producers Affected By Fires To Apply For Aid

LINCOLN – Leadership within the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund will be accepting applications for aid from beef and cattle producers.

According to a release from the Nebraska Cattlemen, this will be for those affected by all fires reported through the Nebraska Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Watch Center.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022.

Applicants may submit documentation for agriculture-related expenses not paid for by insurance or other governmental sources related to fencing, pens, agricultural structure repair, feed, livestock removal or additional necessary agricultural-related costs directly associated with rebuilding from the natural disaster.

Applicants must demonstrate that expenses/losses incurred were related to agriculture production and directly caused by recent wildfires in the state of Nebraska.

Submitted applications will be reviewed individually by a committee convened by the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund and eligibility of expenses will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Make sure to check with a tax professional for concerns regarding tax liability resulting from the payments from the fund.

Applications must be completed and have all required documentation to be considered. Documentation can include copies of receipts for purchases of supplies, invoices for repairs, photos of the damage, etc.

Membership with Nebraska Cattlemen is not required for an applicant to receive relief. To learn more about how to apply, visit www.nebraskacattlemen.org/disaster-relief-fund.

For any questions, contact the Nebraska Cattlemen office at 402-475-2333 or email disasterrelief@necattlemen.org.

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