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Protesting Your Property Valuation? 

Nebraska Farm Bureau has developed a checklist to help Farm Bureau members looking to protest their property valuation. If you think the assessed value for your house, farmstead, or real estate is too high, you can file a protest with the county clerk’s office. This can be done in-person or by mail and must be submitted in triplicate, signed, dated, and postmarked by June 30. Covid-19 may impact these processes. Contact your local county assessor’s office with questions. Check out our checklist today and put it to work for you! 

Young Farmers and Ranchers Advocate for Action on the Farm Bill in DC 

Securing the next Farm Bill is essential for creating a sustainable future for agriculture and is at the forefront of producers’ minds across the country. Movement on the Farm Bill was one of the key messages Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee members shared with the Nebraska congressional delegation during their annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. 

Inaugural Agriculture on the Bricks Event Sparks Conversation About Where Food Comes From 

More than 250 kids and their families flooded the cobblestone streets of downtown North Platte to learn about where their food, fiber, and energy come from at the inaugural Agriculture on the Bricks event on June 8. 

Dept. of Energy Plans to Place Federal Power Lines Across Large Portion of Nebraska

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently entered Phase 2 of their National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC) designation and has released a map showing selected zones. A large portion of Nebraska is covered with the plan for the “Northern Plains” NIETC. A comment period is now open for the proposal.  

BASF Submits New Dicamba Label Application and Includes Use on Soybeans Postemergence 

As the comment period for the Bayer dicamba label ended, BASF submitted their new proposed label for Engenia, and their proposal includes use over the top of soybeans postemergence. 

NeDNR Creates Free Website to Connect Pasture Owners with Livestock Producers

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has just released a website entitled Nebraska Grazing Exchange. This website is designed to connect pasture owners with livestock producers, easing the workload of both parties in finding this mutually beneficial connection. 

Farm Bureau Challenges EPA Overreach in Electric Vehicle Mandate  

The American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association and six auto dealers representing 16 brands and collectively operating dozens of dealerships in major markets across the country joined the American Petroleum Institute this week in filing a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s light-duty and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards for model years 2027-2032.

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to June 22  

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has extended the deadline to June 22 for entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2025 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its 11th year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. 

You’re Invited to the 2024 Agriculture Threats Symposium 

The FBI is excited to host the second annual Agriculture Threats Symposium on August 12, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska! This free one-day symposium is designed to provide information on threats to the US agriculture sector and offer resources and guidance for the sector to prevent, detect, and mitigate these threats. After all, Agricultural Security is National Security.

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