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NEFB Talks with Sen. Deb Fischer on Cattle Market Transparency Act

Nebraska Farm Bureau News sat down with Sen. Deb Fischer to talk about the issues Nebraska cattle producers face and what her Cattle Market Transparency Act can do to help ensure that every segment of the cattle market is thriving.

Policy Watch…

In this week’s Policy Watch, we look at a number of key tax increases included in the Reconciliation Package after the House Ways and Means Committee finished its markup, the Nebraska Legislature concluded a series of public hearings on redistricting this week, and the USDA is asking for input on lab-produced meat and poultry labeling.

NEFB Disappointed in Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s Opinion Piece Regarding Elimination of Stepped-Up Basis

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue expressed extreme disappointment with a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal where Vilsack claimed the capital gains tax provision known as “stepped-up basis” protects investors, not farmers and ranchers.

Cuming & Wayne Counties Again Take Top Rent Prizes

Cuming County takes the top prize for the highest average cash rental rates on irrigated and dryland crop ground in Nebraska for the third consecutive year. Rental rates across the state for irrigated and dryland ground appeared to be relatively stable compared to last year or maybe off some.

Heavy Loads this Fall Require an Overweight Permit Exemption Form

Nebraska Farm Bureau is once again providing overweight permit exemption forms to our members seeking to be exempt from having to get a seasonal overweight permit for farm trucks. We also want to remind farmers to keep safety at the forefront of their minds as they head back to the fields.

Fire at Grand Island JBS Facility Halts Production for a Day

Firefighters contained a blaze Monday (Sept. 13) morning at the Grand Island JBS meatpacking plant 12 hours after first arriving on the scene. The fire started in the rendering building roof, halting production Monday. Operations were expected to resume Tuesday.

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