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Gov. Ricketts Issues Veto to Protect Ranchers

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.  LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opp... Read More

Peterson: Pelosi Didn’t Direct Farm Bill, but Ryan May Have

Republicans in the House have accused Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of pushing Democrats on the House Agricultural Committee to oppose the House version of the farm bill. The biggest objection is over proposed changes to the nutrition title. Howeve... Read More

Japan-EU Trade Agreement Threatens U.S. Pork Exports to Japan

The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says a Japan-EU trade agreement threatens U.S. pork exports to Japan. Japan and the EU announced finalization of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement in December of... Read More

USDA Announces Senior Level Leadership

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Thursday announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies. Perdue appointed Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator, Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Ser... Read More

Trump: Not Interested in Rejoining TPP

President Donald Trump says “I don’t want to go back into” the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump told reporters "the media has not covered the TPP correctly." President Trump howev... Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union PAC Announces Primary Endorsements

LINCOLN, NE—NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 3,500 farm and ranch families announced its Primary endorsements.  Additional endorsements will b... Read More

Secretary Perdue Announces New Senior Leaders at USDA

Washington, D.C.,  – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. Perdue appointed Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administra... Read More

Coalition Works to Expand Rural Broadband

A coalition of rural and farm groups are seeking to improve rural connectivity to broadband. The first in a series of workshops was held Wednesday at the Department of Agriculture. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Federal Communications C... Read More

Sen. Schumer Calls On USTR to Get Changes in Canada Dairy Policy

The U.S. needs to secure "meaningful concessions from Canada to provide stable market access for our dairy producers," according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. With report... Read More

COMMITTEE APPROVED: House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Washington, D.C. – The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)  – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while ma... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Meets with Trade Delegation from Kenya

LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts met with members of a trade delegation from Kenya to discuss the potential for a mutually beneficial trade relationship between Kenya and Nebraska.  The delegation consisted of members of the Parliamen... Read More