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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing that Focused on Cattle Markets

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s Senate Agriculture Committee hearing focused on cattle markets and providing more transparency for both producers and consumers again highlights the need to reform the way cattle are marketed in the United States. Nebraska’s cattle industry is the largest segment of our state’s largest industry and when cattle producers suffer economic distress so does our state. We again call on Congress to take up and pass Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer’s Cattle Market Transparency Act, which will provide needed reform to the cattle marketplace. We thank the Senate Agriculture Committee leadership for holding this important hearing and urge them to pass Senator Fischer’s bill.”

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 58,000 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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