Agriculture

Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry and it affects the economy of the entire state, and I want to expand my background and understanding of these industries and their needs, so I can be a strong advocate on the House Agriculture Committee. Without the talent of these hard-working people, the entire industry would implode and adversely affect consumers.

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February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Don Bacon (NE-2) announced today he was appointed to the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, and the Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee for the 116th Congress.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Representative Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced his committee assignments for the 116th Congress to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the Agriculture Committee.

The House Armed Services Committee’s oversight responsibilities include the full scope of operations performed by the Department of Defense as well as the national security functions of the Department of Energy.

December 18, 2018 In The News

The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.


The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska.

Four areas of concern to Rep. Bacon, addressed in the 2018 Farm Bill, include: trade promotion, a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, an affordable crop insurance program, and continued research funding for universities such as the University of Nebraska. 

October 9, 2018 Press Release

Omaha, NE – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the President announced he would direct the EPA to commence the rulemaking process to approve E15 sales year-round:

September 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued a statement calling on House and Senate Farm Bill Conferees to quickly come to a compromise and pass the Farm Bill, as several programs will lose funding this weekend:

August 27, 2018 Press Release

OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement in regards to the President’s announcement of a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico:

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the House passed the 2018 Farm Bill:

“Today, my colleagues and I supported America’s farmers by voting to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and provide baseline funding beyond 2018 for 40 programs. These programs include trade promotion that will open opportunities for Nebraska farmers and ranchers, funding for those just starting in agricultural production, and critical outreach programs for socially disadvantaged and veteran producers.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill: