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Farm Credit’s Commitment to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers Grew in 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Credit institutions increased their support of young, beginning and small (YBS) farmers and ranchers across the country in 2019, according to a Farm Credit Administration (F... Read More

Rep. Fortenberry signs onto bill that could offer $500 million to fairs

Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has signed on to a bill that could help fairgrounds survive the pandemic. The Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act (H.R. 7883) has bipartisan support and has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives to ... Read More

Smith to Hold Virtual Agriculture Summit

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host a Virtual Agriculture Summit, with online sessions each morning from Tuesday, August 18, through Friday, August 21. Those interested in attending must pre-register for each session indiv... Read More

New property tax and business incentive package advances

Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers will try once again to pass a major property tax and business incentive package as early as Wednesday, with time running out in this year's session. The Legislature's Revenue Committee voted Tuesday in favor of ... Read More

House Ag Appropriations chair may have misused campaign funds

A report by the Office of Congressional Ethics says Representative Sanford Bishop, a Georgia Democrat, may have misused campaign funds. Bishop is Chairman of the House Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and has served as the Representative for Geo... Read More

Perdue says EU “Green Deal” could undermine trade talks with the U.S.

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says the European Union’s recently-published EU “Green Deal” strategies could “undermine trade and affect the viability of EU farmers.” Perdue’s claim was immediately refuted by his EU counterpart. Read More

NASDA: Senate Coronavirus Aid Falls Short for Agriculture

Negotiations to finalize the next coronavirus relief package in Congress are far from the finish line, and so is aid for agriculture, according to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. The Senate Republican proposal include... Read More

2020 Virtual Corn Congress A Success

The National Corn Growers Association remains hard at work to help improve the economic situation for corn growers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the heels of NCGA’s first Virtual Corn Congress, the organization hosted a virtual fly-in to Cap... Read More

Marshall Pushes for Additional Assistance for Agriculture

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. this week sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Congressional Leadership encouraging the inclusion of The Farming Support to States Act in the forthcoming COVID-19 aid package. The legislation wou... Read More

Coronavirus Relief Includes $20 Billion for Agriculture

The Senate coronavirus relief package includes an expected $20 billion for agriculture. The relief package worth $1 trillion released this week by Republican leadership in the Senate, however, falls short, according to Democrats. And, Congress will n... Read More

Nebraska organizations call for additional meatpacking protections

Twenty-five Nebraska organizations and worker representatives are calling for more COVID-19 protections for those working in meat and poultry plants. In a letter to Nebraska State Senators, the group says the Governor has failed to act through an ... Read More