LINCOLN, NEB. – “We greatly appreciate Governor Ricketts’ veto of LB 449, legislation to repeal the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act. While we understand the importance of preserving native species in Nebraska, our members know all too well the reproductive capability and damage that prairie dogs cause when competing with cattle and other livestock for forage. Nebraska Farm Bureau has long supported proper prairie dog management and programs that help landowners control the spread of the species on their own land and onto neighboring property. Repealing this Act would be a step in the wrong direction. We thank Governor Ricketts for recognizing the importance of this issue to Nebraska’s agriculture producers.”
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau is encouraging Nebraska farmers and ranchers impacted by the recent blizzard to take note of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs designed to help producers recover from natural disaster events.
BARTLETT, NEB. – The Wheeler County Farm Bureau will host a Candidate Forum for the upcoming primary election in Wheeler County. The forum will take place Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building in Bartlett and it is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to not use the term “meat” when referring to all lab-grown and plant-based meat alternatives. The request to limit the definition of “beef” and “meat” to only products from live animals born, raised, and harvested in the traditional manner, comes from a strong movement to develop and commercialize alternative protein products, particularly “clean meat,” also called lab-grown or cultured meat, and plant-based proteins.
AINSWORTH, NEB. – The Brown County Farm Bureau will host a candidate forum for the upcoming primary election in Brown County. The forum will take place Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Legion in Ainsworth and it is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
LINCOLN, NEB. – “When President Trump first announced he was considering tariffs on Chinese goods, we voiced our strong concerns that such action would lead to retaliatory tariffs and a potential “trade war” with China, one of the largest consumers of U.S. and Nebraska agricultural products. Despite these warnings, this Administration moved forward. Over the course of the last three days those actions have led to China enacting retaliatory tariffs on U.S. pork, and today, U.S. soybeans. These actions have cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost value in agriculture markets at a time when they can least afford it. Nebraska farmers and ranchers and the markets they rely on should not be sacrificed as a negotiation tactic. It’s critical the United States and China stop the ‘eye for an eye’ tactics and return to negotiations that serve the greater good for both interests.”
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.”