News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – Young farmers and ranchers tend to feel the weight of agriculture’s challenging times sooner than those who have been in the business for a while. Trying to manage the daily talk of international trade disputes, farm bill debates, the back-and-forth battles over ethanol mandates, low crop prices, high overhead costs, and tight or nonexistent profit margins. But despite all these challenges, members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, who attended a national affairs trip to Washington, D.C. July 16-18, are optimistic about their future in agriculture.

With lower prices for virtually everything we produce on Nebraska’s farms and ranches, the last thing we need are policies that drive prices down even more. Unfortunately, few things create more uncertainty and downward price pressure than a trade war. Each day U.S. trade negotiations fail to advance, and as more retaliatory tariffs are placed on agriculture commodities, the more vulnerable the financial picture becomes for our farm and ranch families.

LINCOLN, NEB. – State senators Matt Williams, John Stinner, and Curt Friesen, have received the Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s (NEFB-PAC), “Friend of Agriculture” designation. All four candidates are seeking re-election to represent their respective districts in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mark Kolterman of Seward has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Kolterman is seeking re-election to represent District 24 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold listening sessions across the state in August. The sessions are open to the public and will provide farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to share their thoughts on issues impacting their operations.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Dan Hughes of Venango has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee, (NEFB-PAC). Hughes is seeking re-election to the District 44 seat in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mike Groene of North Platte has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Groene is seeking re-election to represent District 42 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – State senators Theresa Thibodeau, Brett Lindstrom, and John McCollister, have received the Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s (NEFB-PAC), “Friend of Agriculture” designation. All three candidates reside in Omaha and are seeking re-election to represent their respective districts in the Nebraska Legislature. Thibodeau is seeking re-election to represent District 6, Lindstrom to District 18, and McCollister to District 20.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Tom Brandt of Plymouth has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Brandt is seeking to represent Legislative District 32 in the Nebraska Legislature.  

LINCOLN, NEB. – Bob Evnen of Lincoln has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Evnen is seeking election to serve as Nebraska Secretary of State, replacing John Gale who opted to not seek re-election after having held the office since 2000.