Property Tax Relief Package Advances
This week, the Revenue Committee voted to advance to the full Legislature a package of legislative bills intended to provide Nebraskan’s with much needed property tax relief. Sen. Tom Briese of Albion sponsored the LB243 and we have learned it includes portions of several other bills. We break is down in the full story below.
Leadership Academy Back in Action
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy, which comprises of 10 farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness professionals from across the state, met in Lincoln this week. This session focused on ways to influence decisions that will affect the agricultural industry.
In this week’s Policy Watch, a judge halts the newly implemented Waters of the U.S. Rule in two states; Nebraska Farm Bureau sends a letter asking congressional delegation to support freezing the Adverse Effect Wage Rate; and the Nebraska Legislature gets ready for all-day floor debate.
2023 Land Values Set Record High
The average value for agricultural land in Nebraska increased 14 percent over the past year according to preliminary numbers released by the University of Nebraska Agricultural Economics Department. This year’s average value, $3,360 per acre, is the highest in the 45-year history of the survey, exceeding the record set last year.
Apply Today! Student Project Grants Available for 4-H and FFA Members
Do you want to take your 4-H or FFA project to the next level? Apply for a Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grant! 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!
NPPD Seeking Input on Integrated Resource Plan
The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is looking for public input on their next Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). An IRP is a “roadmap” that identifies potential plans for NPPD to meet future energy and demand requirements while considering the associated risks and benefits to our customers. NPPD is holding an in-person meeting March 28, 6-8 p.m. CT at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk and a virtual meeting March 29 6-8 p.m. CT.