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Nebraska Farm Bureau Endorses Pete Ricketts for U.S. Senate

LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts has received the official endorsement by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC). Ricketts is seeking election to the U.S. Senate and earned the endorsement based on his long record of delivering for Nebraska’s agricultural producers, according to Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau president.

“Sen. Pete Ricketts is a leader who understands the importance of agriculture to our state’s economy and the importance of keeping farmers and ranchers on their land. We’re supporting Sen. Ricketts because of his record of leadership and results,” said Mark McHargue, NEFB president.

Sen. Ricketts strongly supports growing markets for Nebraska’s agricultural products by expanding agricultural trade, working tirelessly to open new markets during his time as governor of Nebraska. He currently sits on the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, which holds authority over the EPA. This role places Sen. Ricketts in a significant position to oppose onerous EPA regulations, such as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, new regulations on pesticides, and new climate regulations.

Sen. Ricketts has led the fight against the Biden administration’s 30×30 initiative and has consistently worked to lower the tax burden on Nebraska farm and ranch families.

“Sen. Ricketts has demonstrated his support for agriculture time and time again, and we value his dedication to serving the farm and ranch families of Nebraska. We’re proud to endorse Sen. Ricketts and look forward to continued work with him the Senate,” said McHargue.

Sen. Ricketts earned the NEFB-PAC endorsement based on results of NEFB’s grassroots selection process, which involves gathering input from local County Farm Bureaus across the state.

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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