News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – State senators Theresa Thibodeau, Brett Lindstrom, and John McCollister, have received the Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC’s (NEFB-PAC), “Friend of Agriculture” designation. All three candidates reside in Omaha and are seeking re-election to represent their respective districts in the Nebraska Legislature. Thibodeau is seeking re-election to represent District 6, Lindstrom to District 18, and McCollister to District 20.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Tom Brandt of Plymouth has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Brandt is seeking to represent Legislative District 32 in the Nebraska Legislature.  

LINCOLN, NEB. – Bob Evnen of Lincoln has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Evnen is seeking election to serve as Nebraska Secretary of State, replacing John Gale who opted to not seek re-election after having held the office since 2000.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers scored a big victory tonight with the Senate’s passage of their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. In keeping with our principals, the Senate has put together a bill which protects federal crop insurance, provides a series of risk management tools for farmers and ranchers, improves conservation programs and provides funding for trade promotion and livestock disaster programs.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) is taking steps to deliver better mobile broadband service in rural Nebraska, and the organization will need help from Nebraskans to do it, said Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson, June 28.

LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Bacon, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, received the designation based on his work on several policy issues of high priority to Nebraska farmers and ranchers, according to Nebraska Farm Bureau First Vice President Mark McHargue, who chairs the NEFB-PAC.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Trade disputes, dwindling returns, changing technologies, fickle consumer tastes, global economics . . . the challenges and opportunities in agriculture change daily. The 2018 Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit offers up the best opportunity to stay on top of the changes in agriculture, mingle with agriculture’s leading players, and discuss issues facing agriculture. The Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit, to be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn, July 17-18, is a partnership between Nebraska Farm Bureau, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Economics and Biological Systems Engineering Departments and KRVN Rural Radio Network.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today, the members of the House of Representatives took an important step in moving Congress toward passage of the new farm bill. As I’ve stated on many occasions, food security is national security and the farm bill is the instrument that delivers that security for Americans.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s action by the Trump administration to move forward with $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products continues to raise substantial concerns throughout the entire agricultural community. We have major issues in our trading relationship with China, and we fear today’s action will only amplify those problems.”  

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold a series of listening sessions across the state in June. 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.