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Supreme Court Issues Disappointing Ruling on Prop 12 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued their ruling on the case concerning California’s Proposition 12 which prohibited the sale of pork products within the state which did not meet certain animal welfare standards. Unfortunately, the Court, in a very mixed decision, ultimately upheld Prop 12, a decision that Nebraska Farm Bureau finds disappointing. 

Policy Watch… 

The governor’s comprehensive tax relief package advances to Final Reading, and a bill to make ethanol more available across the state is making its way through the Legislature; get all the details in this week’s Policy Watch.

Beef, it’s What’s for Lunch During “Beef in Schools Day” 

Beef, it’s what’s for lunch on April 26 during “Beef in Schools Day” at Gothenburg High School. Dawson County Farm Bureau and Dawson County Cattlemen coordinated the efforts and supplied beef to local schools to benefit their communities and connect students to agriculture. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Ag Innovation Challenge 

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has extended the deadline to May 26 for entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2024 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its 10th year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. 

Sign Up to Be an Ag Pen Pal! 

We need farmers and ranchers to help share the story of agriculture with youth across the state! The Ag Pen Pal Program connects farmers and ranchers with classrooms to help them understand agriculture is their source of food, fiber, and fuel! Sign up to participate in the 2023-2024 program today! 

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