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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Advancement of the House Farm Bill

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s passage of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 otherwise known as the Farm Bill, is a positive first step. As we often say, food security is an essential component of national security. Without a stable and reliable food supply, our nation is vulnerable to economic instability and geopolitical threats. The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 recognizes this fundamental connection and takes significant steps to strengthen our agricultural industry, protect our nation’s food security, fund important conservation programs, provide funding for crucial trade promotion and agricultural research programs, improve federal agricultural lending programs, ensure activists within one state cannot set animal welfare standards for livestock producers across the country, and much more.”

“I want to thank House Agriculture Committee Chairman GT Thompson for his tireless efforts to not only move this process forward, but more importantly, putting together a solid bill that will positively affect each and every citizen in our great nation. I also want to thank Nebraska 2nd Congressional District Rep. Don Bacon for his work to bring the priorities of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families to the forefront as this bill was put together. Their combined work culminated in a bill that will benefit farmers, ranchers, and all of our state and nation’s citizens.”

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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