News Releases

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.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Peterson is seeking re-election as Nebraska’s Attorney General.  

LINCOLN, NEB. – John Murante of Gretna has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Murante is seeking election to serve as Nebraska’s State Treasurer. 

LINCOLN, NEB. –  The Nebraska Farm Bureau says farmers, ranchers, and the environment would suffer the most if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were to limit or take away the ability to use Glyphosate as a crop protection tool. The Nebraska Farm Bureau comments were shared with EPA in response to the agency initiating a formal review of the registration of Glyphosate under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). FIFRA requires EPA to review pesticide registrations every 15 years to ensure the available science continues to support the safety of the product.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Myron Dorn of Adams has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Dorn is seeking to represent District 30 in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Doug Oertwich of Pilger has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Oertwich is seeking to represent District 22 in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Dave Murman of Glenvil has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by NEFB-PAC, Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Murman is seeking to represent District 38 in the Nebraska Legislature.

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.