This week hundreds of FFA students and their advisors from across the state descended on Lincoln for this year’s State FFA Convention. Each year the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation selects two recipients for their FFA Advisor of the Year award. This award honors FFA advisors for outstanding work in their local communities.
Floor debate is underway at the Capitol on a package aimed at providing property tax relief and income tax cut and broadband expansion proposals advance; Congress votes to repeal new WOTUS Rule but a veto from the president is expected; and a new survey shows strong public support for farm bill passage; get all the details on these stories and more in Policy watch.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Connects with FFA Students
Nebraska Farm Bureau is a proud supporter of FFA and the Nebraska State FFA Convention provided an opportunity to connect with the next generation of agricultural leaders. Check out the full story for all the ways NEFB supported the Nebraska FFA State Convention.
State Aid to K-12 Schools Up Slightly
Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act (TEEOSA) aid to Nebraska’s 244 school districts will equal $1.08 billion in school year 2023-24. Given that TEEOSA aid calculated for next school year is largely unchanged, and that taxable values are growing, property taxes paid to support schools are poised to increase in 2023-2024.
IANR State Engagement Tour Kicks Off April 3
Leaders from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and the Agriculture Builders of Nebraska will visit communities across Nebraska during a statewide listening tour in April and May. Check out the tour dates and find a session near you.