"The Senate's failure to move forward with any piece of health care reform legislation last night is a blow to Nebraska's farmers and ranchers. As the majority of livestock and crop producers go to either the open market or the health insurance exchanges to purchase health insurance, they continue to bare the brunt of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) failure to actually make health insurance more affordable. We urge the Senate to continue to work on a plan that helps reduce the cost of health insurance and re-establish market fundamentals to the health insurance marketplace. Lastly, we want to continue to thank U.S. Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse for their tireless efforts to help move legislation forward and finally end the Obamacare nightmare."
LINCOLN, NEB. – In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Nebraska Farm Bureau outlined the key provisions that should be included in U.S. Senate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nebraska Farm Bureau sent the letter immediately following Senate action to initiate debate on ACA repeal July 25.
LINCOLN, NEB. – York County Farm Bureau President Jason Perdue outlined a series of key agriculture objectives for modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, July 18 in Washington D.C. Perdue, who also serves on Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, provided the testimony on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants were awarded to four deserving student Farm Bureau members in Hitchcock, Chase, Antelope, and Saline Counties. Each student was awarded one thousand dollars to be used to either begin or expand their 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) project.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) President, Steve Nelson, urged the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to focus on maintaining the growth in agricultural trade with Canada and Mexico as the Trump administration begins the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) later this year. Nebraska Farm Bureau submitted comments asking the Trump administration to remember that commodity by commodity, it’s hard to understate the value of NAFTA to Nebraska and Nebraska farm and ranch families.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “The fact that beef from Nebraska is being shipped to China today is great news for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. China presents a tremendous market opportunity for Nebraska beef. As a top beef producer, Nebraska has much to gain from a market estimated to be worth $2.6 billion. While Farm Bureau’s primary focus continues to be securing full access for American and Nebraska beef into China, today is an important first step to making that a reality.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) is pleased to announce the hire of Carolyn Cover as northwest regional director of membership. Cover comes to NEFB after working at the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. She takes over for Tim Horn who after more than 30 years is retiring from Nebraska Farm Bureau June 1.
LINCOLN, NEB.– The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to students enrolled in the Agricultural Education Teaching Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Trade, the new farm bill, crop insurance, and tax code reform were key issues discussed by Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) leaders during their annual National Legislative Fly-In to the nation’s capital May 22-24.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) again demonstrated her ongoing commitment to representing the interests of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families by introducing legislation that would bring a much needed, common sense approach to regulations governing on-farm oil and fuel storage.”