Registration is open for the 2018 Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference, Jan. 19-20 at the CoCo Key Water Resort in Omaha. The conference theme is “Waves of Opportunity” and is presented by Nebraska Farm Bureau, Douglas County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services of America, and the Aurora Cooperative.
LINCOLN, NEB. – The ongoing struggle in Nebraska’s agriculture economy is among the top agriculture stories of 2017, Nebraska Farm Bureau said Thursday, Dec. 28, in releasing its annual list of the top five agricultural news stories of the year. Also included is a growing call for tax reform and property tax relief, trade and its impact on Nebraska agriculture, the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) withdrawal, and new leadership in the state and federal Department of Agriculture.
LINCOLN, NEB. – The new Tax Reform package offers a number of important changes for those in agriculture and Nebraska Farm Bureau has been very involved in making sure farmers and ranchers benefit from Congress’s first major tax reform package in more than 30 years. It is truly a “win” for Nebraska farm and ranch families, Steve Nelson, president of Nebraska Farm Bureau said, when President Trump signed the bill Dec. 22.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s action by President Trump to sign into law Congress’s first major tax reform package in more than 30 years is truly a “win” for Nebraska farm and ranch families. As I’ve stated before, this bill will lower the tax burden for most Americans, including Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers. We appreciate the work of the Nebraska Congressional delegation who helped make this possible. Federal tax reform has been a major priority for Farm Bureau and we’re pleased we’ve been able to contribute to bettering the tax climate for farmers and ranchers.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – “The actions of both the House and Senate to approve the conference report on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) pushes us near the finish line in delivering tax reform that encourages economic growth, while lowering the tax burden for most Americans, including farmers and ranchers.”
Ten farmers and ranchers from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2018 Leadership Academy. The selected farmers and ranchers will begin a year-long program starting Jan. 25-26 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney.
KEARNEY, NEB. – Farmers and ranchers from across the state set Nebraska Farm Bureau policy for the coming year and re-elected leaders as part of the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting and Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney. Delegates discussed a wide range of agricultural policy issues to provide direction for the organization.
KEARNEY, NEB. – Lindsey Stern of Broken Bow, a Custer County Farm Bureau member, was named the winner of the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet competition. The award was given Dec. 5, at the Membership Recognition luncheon during the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney, Neb.
KEARNEY, NEB. – Jason and Karah Perdue of York were named the recipient of the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award was given Dec. 5, at the Membership Recognition luncheon during the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney, Neb.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Ryan and Lindsey Ueberrhein of Elkhorn were honored as Nebraska Farm Bureau's 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement in Agriculture award winners at the Nebraska Farm Bureau 100th Annual Convention Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney.
LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would not only undercut Nebraska’s farm and ranch families, but harm the underlying foundation of Nebraska’s agriculture based economy, according to a new report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Dec. 4. The report, “North American Free Trade Agreement and Nebraska Agriculture”, provides a dollars and cents breakdown of the value of NAFTA to farmers, ranchers, Nebraska counties, and the implications to Nebraska’s broader economy.
LINCOLN, NEB. – In celebrating 100 years of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s service to farm and ranch families, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson highlighted past achievements, current challenges, and pointed to the future in delivering his annual address to more than 350 farmers and ranchers from across the state at the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Convention, Dec. 3-5 in Kearney.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Early this morning, the Senate took another major step forward to provide Nebraska’s farm and ranch families with meaningful federal tax relief. From possible lower income taxes, expanded Section 179 small businesses expensing, to the doubling of estate tax exemptions, this bill warrants our support. We want to sincerely think Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse for their work in helping to move this important legislation forward.”
Greg Ibach, now former Nebraska director of agriculture, took an oath of office and began official duties as an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 6. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue conducted the ceremony at the historic Livestock Exchange Building in South Omaha, surrounded by more than 100 agriculture leaders, elected officials, and friends and family of Ibach.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “We appreciate the work of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance the first major piece of tax code reform in more than 30 years. Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) moves us closer to establishing a federal tax code that works for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families.”