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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding Appointment of Congressman Adrian Smith to Lead the House Ways and Means Trade Committee

LINCOLN, NEB. – “On behalf of the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB), I want to congratulate Congressman Adrian Smith (NE-3) for being selected to serve as the Ranking Republican Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. Given the importance of trade to the financial futures of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families, the selection of Congressman Smith, a long-time proponent of growing international markets and a key agricultural ally in the House, is a win for agriculture and a win for Nebraska.”

“Congressman Smith not only understands the importance of trade but has taken an active role in advancing trade agreements which have benefited farmers, ranchers, and businesses across our great nation. Given the Biden administration’s lack of action on this important issue, it is good to know Congressman Smith will be there to push the president to find new markets for agricultural products and hold nations like China accountable for breaking international trade rules.”

“Nebraska Farm Bureau just released its Nebraska Agriculture and International Trade – 2020 Report, along with our trade priorities for the Biden administration this week. From fixing the long-term issues with our trading relationship with China and finding other new markets for Nebraska agricultural products to addressing a series of reforms needed withing the World Trade Organization, NEFB can think of no one better person to push the Biden administration to act than our long-time friend, Congressman Smith.”  

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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