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Young Farmers and Ranchers Urge Action on the Farm Bill, Prop 12, and EPA Herbicide Strategy 

The passage of the next Farm Bill is imperative to the continued success of agriculture and is top of mind for producers in Nebraska and across the country. That was one of the key messages Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee members shared with the Nebraska congressional delegation during their annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. 

Membership Matters…Now More Than Ever! 

It has been a banner membership year for Nebraska Farm Bureau! Fifty-six County Farm Bureaus made their membership quota in 2023 and six of the seven membership regions met their quota! 

NEFB Submits Comments in EPA Pesticide Proposal 

The comment period for the new Draft Herbicide Strategy from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed on October 22. In addition to the comments submitted by NEFB, 244 members took action to make their voice heard. We appreciate everyone who joined the cause and pushed back against the EPA’s unreasonable proposed rules.  

Treated Seeds Focus of Push for New EPA Regulations 

The EPA is seeking input on whether treated seed should be regulated. This comes in response to a petition from the Center for Food Safety. While a proposed regulation has not been unveiled, comments are needed addressing the usage of treated seed. 

AFBF Congratulates Rep. Johnson on Speaker Election 

Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana was elected speaker of the House of Representatives on Oct. 25. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on the election of Rep. Johnson to be Speaker of the House. 

So You’ve Inherited a Farm…Now What? 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a series of workshop in central and eastern Nebraska for those planning and involved in farmland succession who want to learn more about the best strategies for managing and owning this asset and how it may impact the transition plan. 

Nebraska Farm Bureau Awards LEAD Fellow Scholarships 

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded six agricultural professionals scholarships to participate in the Nebraska LEAD program, keeping with the mission of cultivating the future of agriculture.

Overweight Permit Exemption Form for Heavy Loads 

With harvest underway, don’t forget to put Farm Bureau’s overweight permit exemption form to work for you! The seasonal overweight permit exemption allows farmers to exceed the legal weight limit on loads by up to 15 percent from field to farm storage, field to market, or from stockpile or farm storage to market, if travel is within 70 miles. Using Nebraska Farm Bureau’s form and complying with requirements can exempt you from having to obtain the seasonal overweight harvest permit. 

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