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Farm Bill, Prop 12, Trade High Priorities for Leadership Academy During D.C. Visit  

Using examples from their own lives and businesses, members of the 2023 class of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy explained how vital the Farm Bill is to farmers and ranchers during a national affairs visit to Washington, D.C.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Opposes SCC Proposed Tax Levy Increase 

Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the Southeast Community College (SCC) Board of Governors to exercise fiscal restraint  its tax ask for the upcoming fiscal year. NEFB joined a coalition of stakeholders in sending a letter in opposition of SCC’s 2024 budget and associated levy increase.

Farm Bureau Launches Right to Repair Website 

The right to repair issue has been a concern of farmers for years. When a piece of equipment breaks down it can cause major disruptions on the farm, which is why it is so important to have access to the tools and information on how to fix the problem. Farm Bureau has launched a website to help producers answer questions about several Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) that have been reached with various equipment manufacturers. 

2023 Thriving Children, Families, and Communities Conference 

Nebraska Farm Bureau took part in the statewide conference in Kearney focusing on the issue of childcare. Over 500 attendees heard Governor Pillen highlight the need for action in childcare, and then heard the need for different approaches in rural Nebraska. 

Foreign Ownership of Ag Land Interim Agricultural Committee Hearing

Nebraska Farm Bureau Public Policy Team attended the Legislature’s interim hearing on the issue of foreign ownership of ag land. While there is currently a statute limiting foreign ownership and leases, the Unicameral could see legislation on the issue to possibly make that law more enforceable.

RSVP for the Northwest Regional Young Farmers & Ranchers Social 

Join Young Farmers & Ranchers for a golf outing and dinner Monday, September 25 at 3 p.m. at Legend Buttes Golf Course in Crawford, Neb. Enjoy some fun while you connect with other young farmers and ranchers in the area.

No One Can Take Your Place – Nebraska Farm Bureau Promotes Farm Safety 

Extra emphasis is being placed on farm safety this week, Sept. 18-22, during National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is “No One Can Take Your Place.” Harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons. NEFB reminds you to exercise safety first.

Heavy Loads Require an Overweight Permit Exemption Form 

Is your harvest load a little extra heavy? That’s okay, if you have your overweight harvest permit exemption form. Print copies for all your trucks and drivers and keep your harvest rolling uninterrupted this season! 

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