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Bayer Submits New Dicamba Label Application

On May 3, Bayer submitted an application to the EPA for a new XtendiMax, a dicamba product, label. There is a public comment period on this new label until June 3. This new label would go into effect in 2025 and allow use up to July 30 for cotton and June 12 for preemergence use on soybeans. Get all the details and submit a comment on the new label in this story. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Restricting Agricultural Practices on Wildlife Refuges

On February 2, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed new regulations and updates to their policies that will restrict agricultural practices on wildlife refuges. While they claim these changes are to maintain the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health (BIDEH) of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the changes seem to focus on preventing agricultural practices on the land. 

President’s Column: Planting Seeds to Yield a Strong Harvest 

Spring is a time of planning, planting, and new growth on farms and ranches. From preparing to plant seeds for the next crop to tending to the needs of a newborn calf and its momma, farmers and ranchers are working hard to make sure they have good crops and healthy herds in the months ahead. NEFB President Mark McHargue gives his reflections on the season and the end of the legislative season in The President’s Column. 

Leaders Celebrate Start of Precision Ag Research Center Construction

Federal, state and campus leaders celebrated that future during the May 6 groundbreaking of the National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture at Nebraska Innovation Campus. NEFB eagerly anticipates the emergence of affiliated enterprises resulting from the technological advancements, as well as the impact it will have on our rural communities, farmers, and ranchers throughout Nebraska. 

FEMA Offers a Variety of Help for Nebraska Tornado Survivors

FEMA is offering a wide variety of help to people affected by the April tornadoes. Every homeowner and renter who suffered damage is encouraged to apply. FEMA can provide money to eligible applicants for help with serious needs, paying for a temporary place to live, home repairs and other needs not covered by insurance. 

Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Awarded

Kate Wandsnider of Lincoln, Nebraska is the 2024 recipient of the annual Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award. The award honors Steve Nelson, a former Nebraska Farm Bureau president and longtime agriculture industry leader, and helps students gain valuable experience in the nation’s capital. 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Election Guide 

The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 14, and YOUR vote matters! Elect candidates who understand and support Nebraska agriculture in the gubernatorial, statewide, and national races. Keep rural Nebraska’s voice strong! Learn more about Nebraska Farm Bureau’s endorsed candidates 

Action Alert: Tell President Biden He Must Act to Find New Trading Partners! 

For nearly four years, President Biden has failed to pursue any new free trade agreements. We must continue to let him know that trade is vitally important to Nebraska’s agricultural and overall economy. ACT NOW! Please write to President Biden to tell him that he must act to help us find new trading partners now! 

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