LINCOLN, NEB. – Trade disputes, dwindling returns, changing technologies, fickle consumer tastes, global economics . . . the challenges and opportunities in agriculture change daily. The 2018 Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit offers up the best opportunity to stay on top of the changes in agriculture, mingle with agriculture’s leading players, and discuss issues facing agriculture. The Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit, to be held at the Kearney Holiday Inn, July 17-18, is a partnership between Nebraska Farm Bureau, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Economics and Biological Systems Engineering Departments and KRVN Rural Radio Network.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today, the members of the House of Representatives took an important step in moving Congress toward passage of the new farm bill. As I’ve stated on many occasions, food security is national security and the farm bill is the instrument that delivers that security for Americans.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s action by the Trump administration to move forward with $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products continues to raise substantial concerns throughout the entire agricultural community. We have major issues in our trading relationship with China, and we fear today’s action will only amplify those problems.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau will hold a series of listening sessions across the state in June. The sessions are open to the public and will provide farmers and ranchers with the opportunity to share their thoughts on issues impacting their operations.
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.