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Common Sense Nebraska Coalition Disappointed with Intent To Repeal WOTUS Rule

The Common Sense Nebraska coalition shared their disappointment with the Biden administration’s announced plan to repeal and replace former President Trump’s Navigable Water Protection rule (NWPR). The comments were submitted as part of an official comment period which serves as the first in a series of steps the Biden administration is undertaking to again redefine what constitutes “Waters of the United States.”

Policy Watch…

The FBI is warning against cyber-attacks targeting the agriculture sector, there is an opportunity for your to provide input at a 30×30 virtual listening session, and join us at Husker Harvest Days to hear from Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Don Bacon, and NEFB President Mark McHargue on federal regulatory expansion. These stories and more in this week’s Policy Watch.

Leadership Academy Gets Up Close with Florida Agriculture

The Cadets of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy got hands-on with different types of agriculture in Florida this week. They met farmers who utilize greenhouses to grow blueberries and other plants, learned about harvesting rice and sugar cane, and toured a produce packing facility. They also got to know some Florida Farm Bureau members from different areas of the state.

Fifth Grade Students from Northeast Nebraska Gather at Ag Festival

More than 200 fifth graders from across Northeast Nebraska are now more knowledgeable about agriculture after attending the Growing Potential Ag Festival held at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Hartington, Neb. Students visited learning stations to engage on every aspect of agriculture, including careers, livestock, planting and harvest, ethanol, land stewardship, and how corn is used in everyday life.

Farm Bureau Members Save on HHD Tickets

Husker Harvest Days is fast approaching September 14-16 in Grand Island. Nebraska Farm Bureau has a deal for members to save on tickets. Get two (2) advance (online) tickets for the price of one (1) ticket at the gate using code: “FBBOGO” and enter the number of tickets you need in the FBBOGO dropdown box. That’s 50% off the cost of tickets at the gate and 25% off the standard advance ticket!

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