LINCOLN, NEB. – “Everyone in Nebraska Farm Bureau is saddened to hear the news of Bill’s passing. Bill Barrett was a statesman who always worked for the betterment of Nebraska and its citizens, whether during his time serving in the Nebraska Unicameral or in representing the interests of the residents of the 3rd Congressional District.”

“Bill was honored with the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s “Silver Eagle” award in 2000, the organization’s highest honor for recognition of service to agriculture. He was truly a solid voice for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families in Washington D.C., especially on major policy issues such as trade, regulatory overreach and tax issues, as well as work on farm bill legislation.”

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