Hurricane & Wildfire Relief Resources

In a video posted to Twitter by CNBC News' Harriett Taylor, police near Dayton, Texas, move cattle to higher ground following Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma Relief

Our friends in Florida are currently recovering from Hurricane Irma. You can help them recover by donating to the Florida Cattlemen's Association Foundation.

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Montana Wildfire Relief Efforts

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is accepting donations through their Foundation. All proceeds will go directly to support ranchers wildfire relief efforts. Be sure to include "wildfire relief" in the comments.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources

At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana with severe flooding, high winds and significant damage to farms, homes and crops. NCBA is sending prayers to those who have been affected by the devastation that Harvey has left in its wake, and pray for the continued safety of those affected while the storm continues to do damage.

To assist with the relief efforts, we have compiled a list of resources for those seeking to help our neighbors along the Texas and Louisiana coast.

USDA

USDA is prepared to provide food, emergency housing, community, as well as farmer and rancher assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by severe storms and flooding. We continue to work with states affected by severe storms and flooding regarding requests for various assistance, waivers and flexibilities in administering federal nutrition assistance programs.

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers have established the Cattle Raisers Relief Fund to support relief efforts for ranch families affected by disasters like Hurricane Harvey and inevitable future natural disasters. The fund is administered by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

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The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is currently working with Texas A&M AgriLife for donations of animal hay and feed. If you would like to donate, please call one of the TDA staff (listed on TDA's website here) and they will provide your information to your local AgriLife county agent to determine the closest location to you where the greatest need may be met.

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The Texas Farm Bureau's Agriculture Research and Education Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations to aid in the relief effort following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. This fund will collect and distribute monetary contributions only.

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The Texas FFA Association has created a fund to help FFA chapters and agricultural education programs rebuild following Harvey and other natural disasters. Donations to the "A New Day: Texas Agricultural Education Disaster Relief Fund" will be dispersed via an application process directly to the programs and chapters affected by the storm.

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As flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey continues to inundate Texas, The Association of Former Students has teamed up with the Texas A&M Foundation and TexAgs.com to create a dedicated online forum to facilitate communication among Aggies. Please spread the word to Aggies who need assistance and to those have assistance to offer.

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The Texas A&M Eventing Team has compiled a list of available boarding facilities for those with horses who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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The Alabama Cattlemen's Association has opened a Hurricane Relief Fund through the Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation to raise money that will be donated to relief efforts relating to beef cattle production in Southeast Texas.

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Hummel Livestock has put together a donation relief fund to assist with the purchase of feed and supplies for Stock Show Families affected by the Hurricane.

"Our mission is to provide support to aide their livestock projects in order to allow them to focus attention on rebuilding their homes, barns and lives. We have received an overwhelming response from individuals willing to house stock and do whatever possible to assist. Most of the stock has already been relocated to higher ground. The current issue is the availability of feed resources. The logistics of getting feed to drop points in the most affected areas is of immediate concern. However, once the roads open back up there will be financial hardships to address. Any level of financial support given will go directly to those families the most in need."

Learn more about other ways that you can help those stock show families in need: here. Or:

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has set up an Equine Disaster Relief Fund to accept aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future disasters. 

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Additional relief resources will be added as they become available. To share details about additional resources, please email nationalcattlemen@beef.org with details. 

 

 

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