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Nebraska Student Reaches Final Four at YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet

Weston Svoboda, a Garfield County Farm Bureau member, secured his spot in the Final Four round of the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Collegiate Discussion Meet after competing in three earlier rounds.

Policy Watch…

In this week’s Policy Watch, Sen. Fischer reintroduces legislation to expand access to precision agriculture tools, USDA proposes a rule on “Product of the USA” labels, last call to sign up for information on the County Leaders Washington, D.C. trip, and get a full update from the state Capitol.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Student Project Grants

Do you need funding for a 4-H or FFA project? Applications are now being accepted for Student Project Grants. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants provide funds for students to begin or expand their 4-H or FFA project. Farm Bureau is excited to support student members in their real-world endeavors. Deadline to apply is April 14!

Let’s Make Farmer Mental Health a Priority

Farm and ranch life can be demanding and stressful. Over the past several years, mental health has reached a critical stage for the folks who grow America’s food with COVID-19 pandemic impacts on top of natural disasters, extreme weather events, financial pressures due to fluctuating commodity prices, labor shortages, trade disruptions and a long list of other factors. Given these ongoing challenges, it’s no surprise that more farmers and farm families are experiencing stress and mental health concerns.

REMINDER: Claim Your Refundable Income Tax Credit!

Don’t forget to the claim your refundable income tax credit on your taxes. For tax year 2022, the credit equals 30 percent of property taxes paid to schools and community colleges. To claim the credit, you’ll need to include Form PTC 2022 with your taxes. If you didn’t claim the credit in 2020 or 2021 it’s not too late! You can file those years on the PTCX Forms.

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