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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Death of State Senator Rich Pahls

LINCOLN, NEB. – “It is a sad day in Nebraska as we mourn the death of Omaha Sen. Rich Pahls. Always thoughtful and inquisitive, Sen. Pahls elevated the debate on many issues that impacted farmers and ranchers.”

“During his career in public service, Sen. Pahls was a solid conservative who served as a state senator for District 31 in Omaha for eight years from 2005 through 2013. He recently was re-elected in 2020. We lost a committed public servant, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Pahls family.”

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 55,000 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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