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Perkins County Canal Project Funding Approved by Lawmakers 

A plan to build a $574.5 million canal-and-reservoir system to draw water from the South Platte River, supported by Nebraska Farm Bureau, got a vote of approval from Nebraska lawmakers on May 4.

Policy Watch… 

In this week’s Policy Watch, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was recently named one of 12 new USDA Regional Food Business Centers and Farm Bureau, along with more than 430 business associations, launches the LIBERTY Campaign (Legal Immigration and Border Enforcement Reform This Year). 

President’s Column: Springtime Brings Optimism and Excitement for Farmers and Ranchers 

On the farm or ranch, we love the sights, sounds, and smells that all tell us it’s time for a new season and fresh start. As we quickly move from calving season to planting season, I wanted to take a minute to wish you well during this busy time of year. It is a time of hope and optimism as ranchers welcome newborn calves and farmers prepare for a new crop.  

Small Gestures Make a Big Impact 

May is Mental Health Month, a great time to remember the difference we can all make—and to reach out to our neighbors, friends, and family. It’s easy to forget how even a small act, like a text or phone call, can go a long way in turning someone’s day around, not to mention how it can brighten your own day when you help lift someone else up.  

Agriculture Threats Symposium 

Join Nebraska Farm Bureau for an FBI hosted 2023 Agriculture Threats Symposium on June 6-7 at Innovation Campus in Lincoln. This free two-day symposium hosted by the FBI will bring agriculture sector entities and law enforcement together to understand the range of threats targeting the sector and to form enduring relationships to detect and counter these threats. After all, Agricultural Security is National Security. 

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