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NEFB WIN! Historic Tax Relief and Education Funding Reform Package Heads to Governor’s Desk 

Nebraska Farm Bureau has been fighting for property tax relief for rural Nebraskans for decades, and this week marked a major victory for every tax paying Nebraskan. The legislature’s approval of LB243, LB583, and LB754 is transformational for the entire state, and especially for our farmers and ranchers. 

Policy Watch… 

American Farm Bureau Federation signed two more memoranda of understanding with two agricultural equipment manufacturers, and the University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced the priority candidate for the next UNL Chancellor. Get the details in this week’s Policy Watch.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Awards Student Project Grants  

From horticulture and dog breeding to show pigs and chickens, the passion of the winners of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants shines through in each of their projects. Grants were awarded to eight deserving student Farm Bureau members in Antelope, Lancaster, Saunders, Hall, Fillmore, Saline, and Merrick counties. 

Rural Broadband – Connecting Every Acre 

In this Focus on Ag column, Emily Haxby, a Gage County Farm Bureau member, shares her experience helping to improve the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Map. “I want my kids to grow up where I have and become the sixth generation on our family farm,” Haxby wrote. “Having broadband will give them the opportunity to participate in the 21st century economy.” 

Happy Memorial Day! 

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff for the summer grilling season and the start of a new schedule for Newswire. In the summer months, Newswire will be sent every other week until Labor Day. Newswire may be emailed out periodically in the off weeks based on urgent topics or news. Our Newswire staff want to also thank those who serve in the military, and we want to honor the men and women who lost their lives serving our country. 

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