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Attorney General Doug Peterson Named “Friend of Agriculture”

LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Peterson is seeking re-election as Nebraska’s Attorney General.  

“Nebraskans are best served when we have an Attorney General who understands the role of agriculture in our state’s economy. Throughout his service, Doug Peterson has demonstrated a firm grasp of the issues that can have tremendous impacts on the well-being of Nebraska farm and ranch families. Because of that we are pleased to support him in his bid for re-election as Nebraska Attorney General,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

According to McHargue, Peterson’s more than 30 years of legal experience have proven invaluable to the office of Attorney General, having worked both in private practice and in public service as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy County Attorney in North Platte.

“Whether it’s representing Nebraska’s interests in challenges to the use of our state’s water resources or defending our state’s rights from federal agency overreach, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. Rule, Doug has been a staunch supporter of Nebraska’s interests,” said McHargue. “We look forward to continuing to work with him as Attorney General on behalf of Nebraska farm and ranch families,” McHargue said.

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s “Friend of Agriculture” designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications, previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent their district. 

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 61,000 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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