LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today, China announced it will levy a tariff of 25 percent on U.S. pork and pork products in retaliation to the U.S. imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. China’s response is what we had feared all along and we are extremely concerned about this turn of events.”
HEMINGFORD, NEB. – Box Butte County Farm Bureau members were busy during National Ag Week, March 18-24, visiting all seven third-grade classrooms in Alliance, and two fourth grade classes in Hemingford, giving students a glimpse of how important agriculture is to the state and Box Butte County.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are extremely pleased by today’s announcement that the United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) will continue into the future. For months, Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers have dealt with the uncertainty surrounding whether President Trump would withdraw from the KORUS agreement and weaken the relationship with our South Korean trade partners.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – Those interested in learning more about the candidates running for the District 22 seat in the Nebraska Legislature are invited to a candidate forum to be held, Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. (CDT) at Wunderlich’s Banquet Hall located at 304 23rd St., Columbus. The event is sponsored by Colfax, Platte, and Stanton County Farm Bureaus.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Bryce Neidig, the second longest serving president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, was remembered for being an articulate and popular president who was enthusiastic about the future of Farm Bureau and agriculture. He died March 22 at the age of 86.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s action by President Trump to impose tariffs on a number of Chinese goods in order to address the United States’ trade imbalance with China is cause for great concern.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska may be known as the beef state, but when it comes to agriculture exports, international sales of soybeans bring home the greatest value to Nebraska agriculture, according to a report released by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, Tues. March 20. The report, “Nebraska Agriculture and International Trade”, is the latest in a series of analysis highlighting the importance of agricultural trade to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, rural communities, as well as the state’s broader economy.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are extremely pleased with the 90-day waiver for agriculture haulers from electronic logging device (ELD) regulations made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The current wavier, which was set to expire March 18, did not provide the necessary time for FMCSA to educate agricultural haulers as well as local carrier enforcement personnel. The decision to offer an additional extension also provides the agency with more time to examine this regulation and work with the agricultural community to address some of our concerns related to ELD’s and hours of service regulations.”
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. – It happened to Dave Petersen of Bayard, an unexpected accident that placed him on an Air Link air ambulance helicopter.