News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – “For months we’ve warned of the risks involved for farm and ranch families as the Trump administration continues to pursue policies that target our closest trading partners.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – “On behalf of the members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau I want to thank Sen. Ben Sasse for introducing the ‘Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act.’ Today, livestock haulers are forced to operate under strict regulations that fail to recognize the unique needs that exist in the transport of live animals, including bees. In many instances, these regulations force drivers to have animals on trucks longer than necessary, needlessly exposing them to the elements in winter and summer months. Sen. Sasse’s legislation will drive needed changes to ensure our transportation regulations reflect the ideals of modern livestock farming and transport that are founded in the principals of reducing animal stress.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are extremely disappointed in the outcome of today’s failed vote in the House to secure passage of a new farm bill. This is not only a blow to Nebraska farm and ranch families who have dealt with farm income falling for five straight years, but to all Americans as the farm bill is vital to providing food security for the citizens of our state and country.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – “I am pleased to welcome Secretary Perdue to Nebraska. The Secretary has been a champion for American agriculture and I appreciate his ongoing efforts to get into the countryside to hear directly from farmers, ranchers, and other small business owners.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – State Farm Bureau presidents from across the Midwest have joined together to urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work with President Trump to end the escalation of trade disputes with China that have and continue to threaten market opportunities for agricultural commodities and products.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Dan Watermeier of Syracuse has been named a ‘Friend of Agriculture’ by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Watermeier is seeking election to represent District 1 of the Nebraska Public Service Commission. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – Robert Clements of Elmwood has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Clements is seeking election to the District 2 seat in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, NEB. – Rob Schafer of Beatrice has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Schafer serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents representing District 5. He is currently seeking re-election to the position.

LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Fortenberry, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District, received the designation based on his ongoing efforts to advance the well-being of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families, said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

ALLEN, NEB. – The Dixon County Farm Bureau awarded both Allen and Laurel-Concord-Coleridge FFA, $1,500 each for their participation in the Connecting Chapters program this year.