News Releases

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.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy 2016 class members used examples from their own lives and businesses to explain how vital theTrans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is during a national affairs visit to Washington D.C.

LINCOLN, NEB. – A number of candidates seeking election to the Nebraska Legislature have received the official “Friend of Agriculture” designation from NFBF-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. The designations have been made for candidates seeking voter approval in the Nov. 8, General Election.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Biotechnology is a critical part of food production which has made it possible for farmers to reduce their environmental impact while continuing to produce safe and healthful crops for consumers domestically and around the world. President Obama’s signing of the GMO Labeling bill into law will help eliminate a state-by-state patchwork of unnecessary GMO labeling laws that would only drive up costs for consumers.”

 

LINCOLN, NEB. – The future of agriculture relies upon the ability of young people to maintain and grow their farms and ranches. While the recent downturn in the agricultural economy could lead one to be pessimistic about the future, after a recent National Affairs visit to Washington D.C., the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, continue to remain optimistic about the years ahead.

Don’t Support “Right to Farm” as Constitutional Amendment

LINCOLN, NEB. – In an effort to strengthen the climate for agriculture in Nebraska, leaders of Nebraska’s agriculture organizations, representing tens of thousands of Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and livestock feeders, have united to identify and focus on the key issues needed to keep Nebraska agriculture strong into the future.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to advance the Senate's GMO Labeling bill, sending it to the President’s desk for his signature. There is no question that the science surrounding GMO products shows a clear track record of safety and environmental benefits. While we continue to maintain that the mandatory nature of this bill is unnecessary, the potential costs to consumers, farmers and ranchers of a state-by-state patchwork of unnecessary GMO labeling laws forces us into supporting this measure. While not perfect, this legislation does allow for the continued development and investment in crop technologies in agriculture due in part to the national uniformity it provides regarding GMO labeling. We appreciate the support of all three of Nebraska's Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry, Brad Ashford and Adrian Smith and hope that the President's signature, making this proposal law, will help put this issue to rest.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – "OSHA's misguided and falsely predicated new regulations on anhydrous ammonia retail facilities must be put to a stop. This is clearly another example of a federal regulation that is entirely unneeded, unnecessary and unwarranted. We want to thank Sen. Fischer for introducing the Senate version of Congressman Adrian Smith's (NE-3) FARM Act which will help prevent Nebraska's farmers from being forced to pay thousands of dollars in increased fertilizer costs for no real benefit to public safety."

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 www.nefb.org.

 

LINCOLN, NEB. – “The science surrounding the safety and environmental benefits of GMO products is clear. Food produced using GMO technology is unquestionably safe. While we opposed the mandatory nature of this bill, the potential costs to consumers, farmers and ranchers of a state-by-state patchwork of unnecessary GMO labeling laws would have been damaging. While not perfect, this legislation does allow for the continued development and investment in crop technologies in agriculture due in part to the national uniformity it provides regarding GMO labeling. We appreciate Sen. Fischer’s support of this bill and hope it will move quickly through the House so that the President may sign it before Vermont’s needless labeling law inflicts any more damage on our nation’s agricultural economy.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded two Nebraska teachers an all-expense paid trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, June 20-24 in Litchfield Park, AZ.