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U.S. Sen. Fischer Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau Endorsement

LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer has earned the endorsement of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Policitcal Action Committee (NEFB-PAC). Fischer, who is seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate, received the endorsement based on her tireless work on several policy issues of high priority to Nebraska farm and ranch families, according to Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) President Mark McHargue.

“Sen. Fischer truly understands the needs of farmers and ranchers and has worked on several key issues of interest to our members. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Fischer gives Nebraska a top spot on the main committee focused on the many issues facing farm and ranch families. We are excited to provide our support as she seeks re-election,” said Mark McHargue, NEFB president.

Sen. Fischer has a proven track record of working for agriculture and Nebraska’s rural communities. She helped lead the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and continues to work on the next Farm Bill. Sen. Fischer has been agriculture’s champion in the fight to reduce the regulatory burdens on farmers and ranchers, protect livestock producers from burdensome air emission reporting requirements, and ensure year-round access to E-15 ethanol.

“We are also thankful to Sen. Fischer for her continued push to provide support for precision agriculture and her commitment to secure funding for the National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture research center at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The implementation of precision technologies by farmers and ranchers will result in a more sustainable future for our country’s food producers, both in terms of the environment and the economy.  Her work on the Senate Appropriations Committee has helped place Nebraska as a global frontrunner in agricultural research,” said McHargue.

Sen. Fischer led the way in working to update cattle marketing regulations and continues to defend Nebraska growers’ access to markets around the world by advocating for trade deals which benefit agriculture. She also remains a steadfast supporter of updating our nation’s transportation and broadband infrastructure including supporting a package that provided needed funding for roads, bridges, and dams, $405 million in broadband funding for Nebraska, and offered a significant regulatory Hours of Service change for livestock and insect haulers.

“Sen. Fischer has proven herself to be an advocate for agriculture and we appreciate her ongoing efforts to serve Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. We look forward to continuing working with Sen. Fischer to enhance Nebraska agriculture and enrich the lives of all Nebraskans,” said McHargue.

Sen. Fischer 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 www.nefb.org.

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