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Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Passage, Signing of COVID-19 Relief Measure

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We greatly appreciate the U.S. House and U.S. Senate moving quickly to pass legislation and President Trump’s swift action to allocate additional federal aid dollars for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), in addition to ensuring that farmers and ranchers can now qualify for the administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.”

“Nebraska Farm Bureau had encouraged congressional leaders to take these steps to help self-employed individuals, including farmers and ranchers, who did not have the opportunity to participate in the PPP, as available funding expired almost immediately after rules for their participation were released.”

“We also want to thank Sen. Fischer, Sen. Sasse, Congressman Fortenberry, Congressman Bacon, and Congressman Smith for their support on this measure and continued efforts to help Nebraska farm and ranch families in the face of the pandemic.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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