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New WOTUS Rule Still Unfair to Farmers 

This week, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue commented on the Biden administration’s revised Waters of the U.S. Rule, calling on the EPA to draft a new rule that both protects historically regulated water, and allows farmers to farm, ranchers to ranch, and businesses to operate without fear of federal regulators. Read the full statement below and get all the details you need to know in Policy Watch. 

Young Farmers and Ranchers! Join Us! 

Join Young Farmers & Ranchers for axe throwing and networking on September 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at The Boat House in Norfolk! Farm Bureau will cover the cost of axe throwing and provide appetizers. It will be a fun evening to connect with other young farmers and ranchers in the area. 

Policy Watch… 

In this week’s Policy Watch, all the details on the Biden EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule, Nebraska Farm Bureau opposition to proposed changes to the Endanger Species Act, and get background information on emerging issues by downloading out Policy Development Guides. 

See You at Husker Harvest Days! 

Be sure to stop by the Nebraska Farm Bureau building (Lot 48 on Main Street) during Husker Harvest Days, Sept. 12-14 in Grand Island. Stop by the Farm Bureau building and enter to win a Yamaha ATV. The “farmer” and “rancher” t-shirts will also be available to purchase ($10) with proceeds supporting Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation programs. Members can also stop by and get a free pair of leather work gloves (while supplies last). As always, we’ll have snow cones and water available. 

Advocacy Update Call Sept. 6 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: Sep. 6; Oct. 11; Nov. 8. 

Happy Labor Day 

This weekend and every day, we celebrate Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and workers. We thank you and wish you a happy Labor Day! 

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