LINCOLN, NEB. – “After a long four months wait, Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers finally have Bill Northey in place at the Department of Agriculture.”

“While it is unfortunate this overtly qualified nominee was placed in the middle of a needless political battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard, he now joins the long slate of solid leaders working with Secretary Perdue at the United States Department of Agriculture.”

“We look forward to working with Mr. Northey in his new role especially as we look to draft and implement the next farm bill.”

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 61,000 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