News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today the Senate acted to provide livestock haulers with a one-year extension from having to comply with electronic logging device requirements under federal hours of service regulations. This is an important step in the ongoing process to make sure federal regulations governing livestock transport provide much needed flexibility to our state’s livestock haulers. We greatly appreciate Sen. Fischer’s leadership and efforts to successfully bring this amendment to the table and secure its passage as part of broader legislation to fund government programs. We look forward to continuing to work with Sen. Fischer to find a permanent solution that provides a common-sense approach to regulations that recognize the unique challenges that exist in hauling livestock animals.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – Ben Hansen of Blair has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau – PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Hansen is seeking to represent District 16 in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “While we appreciate the President’s recognition that trade tariffs are impacting markets for farmers and ranchers, our preference has and continues to be that the administration focus on market access for agriculture commodities, not government assistance to help mitigate market losses. Negotiation, not tariffs, provide the best path toward solving trade issues, particularly as it relates to our allies in Canada and Mexico. Furthermore, we are more than 18 months removed from U.S. withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). At that time the President indicated he would work to secure bi-lateral trade agreements with these partners. That has not happened. It is critical the administration work to secure agreements with Japan and other TPP member nations that reflect critical markets for Nebraska farm and ranch families.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – Young farmers and ranchers tend to feel the weight of agriculture’s challenging times sooner than those who have been in the business for a while. Trying to manage the daily talk of international trade disputes, farm bill debates, the back-and-forth battles over ethanol mandates, low crop prices, high overhead costs, and tight or nonexistent profit margins. But despite all these challenges, members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, who attended a national affairs trip to Washington, D.C. July 16-18, are optimistic about their future in agriculture.

With lower prices for virtually everything we produce on Nebraska’s farms and ranches, the last thing we need are policies that drive prices down even more. Unfortunately, few things create more uncertainty and downward price pressure than a trade war. Each day U.S. trade negotiations fail to advance, and as more retaliatory tariffs are placed on agriculture commodities, the more vulnerable the financial picture becomes for our farm and ranch families.

LINCOLN, NEB. – State senators Matt Williams, John Stinner, and Curt Friesen, have received the Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s (NEFB-PAC), “Friend of Agriculture” designation. All four candidates are seeking re-election to represent their respective districts in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mark Kolterman of Seward has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Kolterman is seeking re-election to represent District 24 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold listening sessions across the state in August. The sessions are open to the public and will provide farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to share their thoughts on issues impacting their operations.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Dan Hughes of Venango has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee, (NEFB-PAC). Hughes is seeking re-election to the District 44 seat in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mike Groene of North Platte has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Groene is seeking re-election to represent District 42 in the Nebraska Legislature.