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Property Tax Relief, Broadband, and Federal Tax Proposals Top Ag Stories for 2021

Nebraska’s agricultural economy rebounding this 2021 and the subsequent property tax relief tied to the economy are among the top agriculture stories of 2021. Also making the list is the move to expand broadband, calls for sweeping changes to the cattle markets, and NEFB’s work to halt a proposal that would devastate family farms. 

Help Nebraska Take Home the Ag Innovation Challenge People’s Choice Award 

Nebraska has three semi-finalist teams competing in the 2022 Ag Innovation Challenge at the American Farm Bureau Convention! The winner will receive a total of $50,000, the runner-up will receive a total of $20,000 and the People’s Choice Award recipient will receive an additional $5,000 in startup funds. Help our Nebraska entrepreneurs win the People’s Choice Award by voting early and often on Saturday, January 8 from 8 a.m. CST and to Sunday, January 9 at 8 p.m. CST.  

Policy Watch… 

The Nebraska Legislature is back in session, get an update on issues senators plan to tackle; President Biden’s unveils his plan for a fairer, more competitive meat and poultry supply chain; and Nebraska’s delegates are headed to the American Farm Bureau Convention to set national policy, get the latest on these stories in Policy Watch. 

Registration is Open for the 2022 Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference 

A Conference FOR Young Farmers and Ranchers – BY Young Framers and Ranchers! Giving you the tools and knowledge to make a positive impact on your farm and community. Join us January 28-29 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney! 

Farm & Ranch Labor: The Help Wanted Sign is Posted 

RSVP now for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Inside Profitability Series webinar on Jan. 18, 2022, at noon CDT. The webinar will focus on workforce issues in agriculture and rural Nebraska, highlighting practices agricultural employers can use for hiring and managing employees, and touching on how the H-2A program has helped some rural employers. 

John Berge Appointed FSA State Executive Director for Nebraska 

John Berge, the North Platte NRD’s general manager, has been appointed to be the USDA State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. 

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