News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Taxpayers went to the ballot box today and demonstrated what members of the Vote NO 369 Coalition already knew. Property taxes are too high in Nebraska. Our coalition has said from the beginning the vote on Southeast Community College’s $369 million bond was not a question of whether people thought SCC was a good school. Nor was it a question of whether educational opportunities are important. This vote was about whether taxpayers in SCC’s 15 county service area could afford a $369 million tax increase, that would have led to more than half a billion dollars in new property taxes by the time the bond was repaid.”

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected former Chief Administrator Doug Gibson of Lincoln, as the 2016 recipient of its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Gibson on Dec. 6 at the 2016 Nebraska Farm Bureau Convention in Kearney.

REALTORS Association of Lincoln Joins “Vote NO 369” Coalition

LINCOLN, NEB – A new poll of voters across Southeast Community College’s (SCC) service area shows broad opposition to the college’s $369 million bond measure. In a sampling of more than 1,900 registered and likely voters in Lancaster County, 54 percent opposed the measure, while only 31 percent supported. In a second sampling of 408 registered and likely voters across the other 14 counties in the SCC service area, 60 percent opposed with only 20 percent supporting. The polling was conducted via phone on behalf of the “Vote No 369” coalition on Oct. 25 and 26.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Steve Halloran of Hastings has been named a ‘Friend of Agriculture’ by NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s political action committee. Halloran is seeking to represent District 33 in the Nebraska Legislature.

Coalition Unveils Interactive Map Highlighting Increase in SCC Tax Collections

LINCOLN, NEB – Lincoln City Council Member Roy Christensen and the Home Builders Association of Lincoln have joined the “Vote No 369” coalition, a group of elected officials, businesses interests and agriculture organizations opposed to Southeast Community College’s (SCC) $369 million bond measure.

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation offered corn virtual field trips to fourth and fifth grade classrooms participating in the Ag Pen Pal program this year. These live field trips featured corn harvest in Nebraska and brought the front seat of a combine directly into the classroom using mobile technology.

LINCOLN, NEB – An array of interests representing taxpayers across the Southeast Community College’s (SCC) 15 county service area have come together to oppose SCC’s $369 million bond issue targeted for renovations, construction, and acquisition of facilities across the SCC system. State lawmakers, businesses, and farm groups joined forces announcing the “Vote No 369” coalition, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

LINCOLN, NEB – Nebraska Farm Bureau submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly opposing the agency’s efforts to eliminate the availability of atrazine; the removal of which is estimated to cost $13,269 per Nebraska corn farm. President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Steve Nelson, also urged the agency not to ignore the thousands of good scientific studies that show atrazine does not cause “an unreasonable adverse effect on human health or the environment.”

LINCOLN, NEB – Nebraska Farm Bureau congratulates Ryan and Austin Stauffer of Seward County and Martin Bremmer of Perkins County for being selected as finalists for the 2016 American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau announced today its opposition to the Southeast Community College (SCC) $369 million bond proposal that seeks to secure funds for projects across the Southeast Community College system, including construction of a new campus in downtown Lincoln. If passed, the measure would equate to a massive property tax increase on farmers, businesses, and homeowners across the 15 county SCC District, said Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson.