Nebraska Farm Bureau Urges House to Oppose Build Back Better Plan

Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) is urging Nebraska’s congressional delegation to oppose President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBB), also known as the reconciliation package. In a letter to Nebraska’s House of Representatives members, NEFB President Mark McHargue says the bill’s significant price tag along with the increased taxes used to pay for it outweigh any benefit that may exist in the legislation.

“This partisan package of new social spending and tax increases on both businesses and individuals falls well outside of legislation we can support. Given our continued concerns with increased inflation along with the significant amount of federal spending which has occurred over the past two years, now is not the time to spend trillions more and significantly increase taxes,” McHargue said.

In the letter, McHargue asked House representatives to oppose the measure when it comes to the House floor for a vote.

You’re Invited to Join Us for a Gubernatorial Forum

Nebraska Farm Bureau is hosting an Agriculture and Rural Issues Republican Gubernatorial Forum to start off its Annual Meeting and Convention at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Neb., Sunday Dec. 5. The forum is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CT) and will be open to the public. The republican gubernatorial candidates who have been invited to participate are Michael Connely, Charles W. Herbster, Sen. Brett Lindstrom, Jim Pillen, Breland Ridenour, and Theresa Thibodeau.

The forum will be broadcast live on the Nebraska Rural Radio Association stations KRVN, KNEB, KTIC, KAWL, and KTMX radio, which is sponsoring the forum, and broadcast live on radio and television on Nebraska Public Media. The live television broadcast will be on Nebraska Public Media’s World Channel and will also be rebroadcast on Nebraska Public Media at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 18. Both the Nebraska Rural Radio Association and Nebraska Public Media stations will stream the event LIVE on their social media platforms.

Trade Important to Economic Future of Farm and Ranch Families

Trade remains vitally important to the economic future of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. Every day we don’t work on trade, we allow other counties to gain market shares. In a recent video to his Twitter account, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue shared his thoughts on international trade after attending the Midwest Trade Summit.

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