News Releases

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today the Trump Administration successfully enacted a new clean water rule effectively replacing the highly controversial Obama era 2015 ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule. Today’s action is a major victory for Nebraskans and others who support private property rights and respect the rights of states to manage waters as directed by Congress under the Clean Water Act.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – A proposal by the Legislature’s Revenue Committee that seeks to lower property taxes and reform the way Nebraska funds K-12 schools has gained the support of the Nebraska Farm Bureau. According to Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson LB 974 makes progress in several areas of concern for the organization.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Nebraska Farm Bureau is pleased with the Senate approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). We especially want to thank Senators Fischer and Sasse for their work in moving this agreement forward. This is a victory for Nebraska agriculture and is more good news for farmers and ranchers who now can depend on access to these markets to sell their products.”

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s signing of the Phase One deal with China is positive for American agriculture and Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. There’s no question it’s a critical step forward in stopping escalation of the trade dispute with what has been one of our largest trading partners and purchasers of Nebraska agricultural commodities; particularly Nebraska soybeans.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s appointment of Ben Sasse to the Senate’s Finance Committee gives Nebraska farmers and ranchers a strong voice on arguably one of the most powerful committees in Congress.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s vote in the House moves us one step closer to bringing much needed stability in our trade relations with two of our most important trade partners in Mexico and Canada. While this important vote was long overdue, it’s welcomed news in farm country.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “While EPA claims this new rule will ensure the agency meets the Congressionally mandated goal of blending 15 billion gallons of biofuels into our nations fuel supply in 2020, we still have great concerns about EPA having previously granted an excessive number of waivers relieving oil refiners of their legal obligations to blend biofuels.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Delegates at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention in Kearney Tuesday, Dec. 10 elected five members to the organization’s Board of Directors.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We applaud Sen. Fischer for her introduction of the Real MEAT Act. This important piece of legislation provides additional transparency to consumers and restores labeling integrity for plant-based products. Nebraska is “The Beef State” and while we fully support consumers being able to purchase whatever food products they wish, they must also know that when a product label uses words like “beef” it was derived from cattle and not from plants.”

KEARNEY, NEB. – Douglas County Farm Bureau member, Brady Revels of Omaha is the winner of the 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet competition. The award was announced Dec. 10, at the “We Love Our Members” luncheon during Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Convention held Dec. 8-10 in Kearney.

KEARNEY, NEB. – Tyler and Alysha Ramsey of Adams County Farm Bureau were honored as Nebraska Farm Bureau's 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement in Agriculture award winners at Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Convention Tues., Dec. 10 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

KEARNEY, NEB. – Randy and BrenDee Reinke of Neligh were named the recipients of the 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award. The award was given Dec. 10, at the “We Love our Members” luncheon during Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Convention in Kearney, Neb.

KEARNEY, NEB.- Ten farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness professionals from across Nebraska have been selected for Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2020 Leadership Academy. They will begin a year-long program starting Jan. 23-24 in Kearney.

“The goal of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Leadership Academy is to cultivate the talents and strengths of our members and connect their passion for agriculture to opportunities of service within the Farm Bureau organization. Great leaders have a clearly defined purpose; purpose fuels passion and work ethic. By developing leadership skills, academy members can develop their passions and positively impact their local communities and the state of Nebraska.” said Phil Erdman, facilitator of the 2020 Leadership Academy.

LINCOLN, NEB. – “While our farm and ranch families have waited far too long for this good news, we are pleased a deal has finally been reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This is a crucial step forward in bringing long-term stability to Nebraska agriculture markets with two of Nebraska’s most important trading partners. USMCA ensures Nebraska beef, pork, corn, and soybean producers will maintain essential access to Mexico and Canada markets that account for significant percentages of Nebraska’s overall international agricultural sales. USMCA also opens the door for greater purchases of Nebraska wheat, poultry, and dairy products, as well as modernizing other areas of this critical agreement. We expect and urge swift action by the House and Senate to seal the deal on USMCA before the holidays.”

 KEARNEY, NEB. – In his annual address at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson praised the efforts of Nebraskans, especially Farm Bureau members and their neighbors who rallied together in the face of historic blizzards and floods that ravaged the state in the Spring of 2019.