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Legislators Debate Property Tax Relief and School Funding

Legislative bills that focus on property tax relief and education funding, Nebraska Farm Bureau priority issues, were up for debate in the Nebraska Legislature this week. In this story, NEFB provides updates on the two key bills vital to NEFB’s policy priority to reduce Nebraskan’s property tax burden and seek a more balanced tax system. 

EPA Introduces Stricter Emissions Standards on Trucks

The EPA recently introduced restrictions on carbon emissions for heavy duty vehicles, such as delivery trucks, refuse haulers, public utility trucks, transit, shuttle, school buses, etc., and tractors. Read all the details and Nebraska Farm Bureau’s reaction in this story. 

USDA Authorizes CRP Graze and Hay Donations to Wildfire-Impacted Livestock Producers 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the release of emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres nationwide to livestock producers affected by the recent wildfires in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Get all the details and qualification requirements in this story.

Farm Bureau Ford Survey: Your Input is Valuable! 

Take a quick Ford Survey! As a valued Nebraska Farm Bureau member, you are invited to participate in a short survey about your experience with the Farm Bureau incentive program offered by Ford. Your feedback in this survey is extremely important and will provide Ford Motor Company with valuable information about the program. Your responses will be anonymous and used only by Ford. 

Don’t Forget to Claim Your Refundable Income Tax Credit – Tax Day is April 15 

No matter your income tax situation – if you pay property taxes, you are eligible for the income tax credit. For tax year 2023, the credit equals 30% of property taxes paid to schools and 55% of property taxes paid to community colleges. Don’t leave thousands of dollars on the table; claim your credit!

Protect Farms and Ranches: Take Action to Prevent Harmful EPA Actions 

The EPA announced a proposed rule to designate PFA as hazardous substances. The impact to farms and ranches is likely to be widespread. Write to your lawmaker(s) to let them know that farmers and ranchers need to be protected from harmful EPA actions, exempted from liability, and receive financial relief if PFAS is found on a farm or ranch. 

Commodity Insights Webinar – Register Today!

Join Nebraska Farm Bureau member benefit StoneX for a Commodity Insights Webinar Series on April 17. Grains, Energy, Dairy, Livestock, Corbon, and Interest Rates: The commodity markets are volatile, and they can move fast. Only those who are informed, prepared, and properly hedged will stay ahead of the competition.

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