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EATS Act Takes Aim at California’s Proposition 12 Ruling 

Nebraska Farm Bureau thanks Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation for their support of the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act. This important legislation looks to address the significant uncertainty created by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding California’s Proposition 12. 

Perkins County Canal Key to Future 

It should come as no surprise that water is constantly on the minds of farmers and ranchers in Nebraska. When we look at the proposed Perkins County Canal project, we see it as Nebraska securing its water future. Nebraska should use the tools at our disposal to ensure a successful future. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue recently shared his message regarding the Perkins County Canal Project in an opinion piece in the Lincoln Journal Star. 

Opportunity for Rural Nebraskans Seeking Higher Education 

Are you 25 or older, looking to continue your education, and committed to living in rural Nebraska? Apply for a scholarship of up to a $2500 to continue your education regardless of the field of study. Applications are due August 1!

Policy Watch… 

In this week’s Policy Watch, Gov. Pillen tours the state to talk about expanding high-speed internet access to rural communities with a $405 million dollar award from the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program; Nebraska Farm Bureau submitted comments to the EPA on its tailpipe emissions proposed rule; and a new report from American Farm Bureau Federation shows the Renewable Fuel Standard final rule falls short of expectations.

Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Trap Shoot and Social 

Calling all young farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness professionals! Join us for a trap shoot and social July 13 in Ord! Trap shoot begins at 5 p.m. followed by a social at 6:30 p.m. at Scratchtown Brewery. 

Advocacy Update Call: July 12 at 12:30 p.m. CT 

Join us once a month for a 30-minute update and discussion on the latest issues and policy actions that could impact your farm or ranch. Learn how Farm Bureau is advocating for you and how you can help us protect and support Nebraska farm and ranch families. All members welcome! Dial (402) 204-8272 at 12:30 p.m. CT to join our call. 2023 Dates: July 12; Aug. 9; Sep. 6; Oct. 11; Nov. 8. If you are on the county leader call please stay on the line. *Note you must call in as this will not dial out to you. 

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