Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska Agreement on Republican River Compact.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are pleased by today’s announcement that agreements have been reached between Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska regarding water use in the Republican River Basin. It is imperative our states work together on water management in a way that avoids the need for costly litigation. The actions by the states is also critical in providing some long-term surety to waters users, including Nebraska farmers and ranchers who rely on water from the Republican River to maintain their operations.”

 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 61,000 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 www.nefb.org.

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