LINCOLN, NEB. – In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Nebraska Farm Bureau outlined the key provisions that should be included in U.S. Senate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nebraska Farm Bureau sent the letter immediately following Senate action to initiate debate on ACA repeal July 25.
LINCOLN, NEB. – York County Farm Bureau President Jason Perdue outlined a series of key agriculture objectives for modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, July 18 in Washington D.C. Perdue, who also serves on Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, provided the testimony on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants were awarded to four deserving student Farm Bureau members in Hitchcock, Chase, Antelope, and Saline Counties. Each student was awarded one thousand dollars to be used to either begin or expand their 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) project.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) President, Steve Nelson, urged the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to focus on maintaining the growth in agricultural trade with Canada and Mexico as the Trump administration begins the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) later this year. Nebraska Farm Bureau submitted comments asking the Trump administration to remember that commodity by commodity, it’s hard to understate the value of NAFTA to Nebraska and Nebraska farm and ranch families.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “The fact that beef from Nebraska is being shipped to China today is great news for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. China presents a tremendous market opportunity for Nebraska beef. As a top beef producer, Nebraska has much to gain from a market estimated to be worth $2.6 billion. While Farm Bureau’s primary focus continues to be securing full access for American and Nebraska beef into China, today is an important first step to making that a reality.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) is pleased to announce the hire of Carolyn Cover as northwest regional director of membership. Cover comes to NEFB after working at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. She takes over for Tim Horn who after more than 30 years is retiring from Nebraska Farm Bureau June 1.
LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Teaching Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Trade, the new farm bill, crop insurance, and tax code reform were key issues discussed by Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) leaders during their annual National Legislative Fly-In to the nation’s capital May 22-24.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) again demonstrated her ongoing commitment to representing the interests of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families by introducing legislation that would bring a much needed, common sense approach to regulations governing on-farm oil and fuel storage.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today President Trump’s administration proposed dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the administration’s FY2018 budget request being delivered to Capitol Hill. Crop insurance today serves as the main agricultural safety net that exists for Nebraska farmers and ranchers who have seen a 50 percent decline in farm revenue since 2013. We have opposed cuts to crop insurance in the past, and we continue to oppose them today.”
LINCOLN, NE. – From global trade to the data and technology use, Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and agriculture professionals will get the information they need to develop strategies for not only this year’s growing and marketing season, but also to better position themselves for the future through tough economic times. The new Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit, to be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn, June 13-14, is a partnership between Nebraska Farm Bureau, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Economics, Biological Systems Engineering Department, and KRVN Rural Radio Network.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau has identified 10 key regulations the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should modify or repeal. The list was compiled and shared with the agency as part of a public comment request from the EPA seeking feedback on where regulatory changes are needed.
LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation is seeking applicants for scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient. The Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation (NRRF) Scholarship in Honor of Max and Eric Brown is awarded to non-traditional students, age 25 or older living in Nebraska’s rural communities.
LINCOLN, NEB. – "The Commerce Department's announcement of an agreement to ship U.S. beef to China no later than July 16 is welcomed news for Nebraska's beef industry. As a top producer of beef, Nebraska has much to gain from a market estimated to be worth $2.6 billion. With Nebraska beef exports alone reaching $1.126 billion last year, Nebraska's cattlemen and women stand ready to meet the growing demand in this new market.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – "We are extremely pleased by today’s announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to create a new position of undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).”