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Get to Know Jim Pillen and Read the Pillen Playbook

Where does Jim Pillen stand on an issue important to you? Find out by reading the Pillen Playbook or joining us for a Meet and Greet with Jim Pillen. Upcoming Meet and Greets are being held March 20, 23, 26, and 28. Visit our Events page to find a Meet and Greet near you.

It’s Time to Wear Your Limited-Edition Agriculture Week Shirt!

Thank you to everyone who purchased the limited-edition Agriculture Week shirt! Over 500 shirts were sold for the Growing Food. Growing Nebraska. Ag Week movement. National Agriculture Week kicks off March 20. Post a photo on social media during National Ag Week wearing the shirt and share how your connection to agriculture grows Nebraska. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #GrowingNebraska and #TalkAboutAg to be entered to win cool prizes! Continue to wear your shirt throughout the year to keep the conversation going!

Policy Watch…

Its crunch time in the Nebraska Legislature as there are less than 20 days left in the session; Farm Bureau showed its opposition to President Joe Biden’s 30×30 plan; and hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 29, 2022, to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP).

County Farm Bureaus to Host Candidate Forums

Those interested in learning more about the candidates running for the District 24, District 40, District 48, and District 42 seats in the Nebraska Legislature are invited to participate in upcoming candidate forums. The forums will be held March 29, 31, April 1, and April 2 in Waco, Plainview, Gering, and North Platte, respectively.

Production Costs Outpacing Commodity Prices

The cost of growing crops could outpace revenue for many farmers in 2022, making it more difficult to break even despite rising commodity prices and increased demand both domestically and globally. The American Farm Bureau Federation is launching a series of Market Intel articles examining rising farm production expenses.

USDA Announces Plans for $250 Million Investment to Support American-made Fertilizer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing it will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition.

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