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Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Sen. Ben Sasse Appointment to Senate Committee on Finance

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s appointment of Ben Sasse to the Senate’s Finance Committee gives Nebraska farmers and ranchers a strong voice on arguably one of the most powerful committees in Congress.

Sen. Sasse is unapologetically supportive of trade and now he’ll be fighting for agriculture from the front lines of the Committee that holds jurisdiction over trade, tariffs, and all other international commerce issues. Sen. Sasse has always made sure that Nebraska farmers and ranchers have a seat at the table, and we look forward to continuing to work with Sen. Sasse on agriculture priorities like expanding trade, lowering taxes, and affordable health care.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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