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Major Property Tax Relief Bill Advances to Final Reading 

State lawmakers advanced a major property tax relief proposal to Final Reading on April 10. LB 388, which was introduced by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee Chair Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, advanced on a 28-14 vote.  

Health Care Bill for Ag Producers Signed by Governor Pillen 

Providing affordable healthcare to farm and ranch families is a policy priority for Nebraska Farm Bureau and the organization worked with District 19 state Sen. Robert Dover, to sponsor LB 1313, a bill that would make it easier for Nebraska agriculture producers to provide health care for their families. The bill was recently signed into law by Governor Pillen. 

Dawson County Beef in Schools  

Beef is an important part of a healthy diet! Dawson County Farm Bureau, Dawson County Cattlemen and Tyson Foods partnered together to donate over 1500 pounds of beef to schools in Dawson County. Check out how students at S-E-M Schools enjoy beef! 

April 14 Deadline to File Broadband Map Challenge 

Nebraska Farm Bureau is asking its members to examine the official Nebraska Broadband Map to double-check whether its accurately describes their access to high-speed internet. The accuracy of this map is critical as it will determine where $405 million in funding will be directed. 

EPA Releases New Restrictions on Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion 

On April 2nd, the EPA released their latest restrictions on Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion intended to protect endangered species under the ESA. These updates have been posted on the Bulletins Live! Two website and include new restrictions for application and tank mixing.  

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Announces 2024 FFA Advisors of the Year 

As hundreds of FFA students and their advisors gathered in Lincoln for the Nebraska FFA State Convention, Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation honored two outstanding agriculture teachers with the FFA Advisor of the Year Award. 

Student Project Grant Application Due Tonight!  

Do you know a 4-H or FFA member looking to expand their project? Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants awards $4,000 in grant money for students to begin or expand their 4-H project of FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience in the amounts of $250, $500, $750, and $1,000 until funds are exhausted. Applications are due tonight! Hurry and apply today! 

Nebraska Elite 11 Veterinarian Program Extends Application Deadline to April 19 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is extending the application deadline for the Nebraska Elite 11 Veterinarian Program to April 19, offering aspiring veterinarians an extended opportunity to apply for this groundbreaking scholarship initiative. Freshman students interested in pursuing a career in production-animal veterinary medicine and planning to stay in Nebraska should apply for the robust scholarship. 

EPA Will Ignore Economic Impact for Endangered Species Act Decision 

EPA has released their final rule about how they plan to implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The final rule looks largely unchanged from the proposed rule released last year. 

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. 

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