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Congressman Don Bacon

Representing the 2nd District of Nebraska

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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October 27, 2017 Press Release

Every other row of soybeans and every third row of corn in Nebraska is exported, and we are the largest exporter of beef in the country. Our ethanol exports are climbing.  Agricultural trade is vital to Nebraska!

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement today following the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule:

June 24, 2017 In The News

Congressman Donald Bacon Representative of Nebraska’s 2nd District will be in western Nebraska June 24-25.

Bacon is on the House Committee on Agriculture and is looking to broaden his knowledge of agriculture in the state.

“I was raised on a corn, soybean farm and cattle operation,” he said. “So, this is a chance for me to expand my knowledge on sugar beets, dry beans and a good opportunity to meet the folks of Nebraska agriculture.”

The Farm Bill is coming up this year and Bacon said his goal is to make sure Nebraska gets a good Farm Bill.

April 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) There could be good news for farmers looking to participate in a popular federal land conservation program.

April 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement of support for the establishment of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity:

April 18, 2017 In The News
Rep. Bacon Joins CLAAS for I Make America Kickoff
Maury Salz, president, CLAAS Omaha Inc., takes Rep. Bacon on tour of the company's state-of-the-art assembly facility in Omaha.

The 2017 I Make America tour got underway at CLAAS of America last Thursday with a visit from first-term Congressman Don Bacon.

April 17, 2017 In The News

Don Bacon spent his 29-year military career pursuing lofty dreams in the wild blue yonder, at one point serving as commander of the 55th Air Wing at Offutt Air Force Base and eventually retiring as a USAF brigadier general in 2014.

What many constituents may not know about the freshman Republican congressman from Papillion, however, is that he grew up with his feet squarely on the ground and dirt under his fingernails.

April 14, 2017 Press Release

(OMAHA, NE) In preparation for the upcoming Farm Bill and to enhance his work in the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) conducted an agriculture tour Monday and Tuesday of this week in central Nebraska where he visited with Nebraska farmers and ranchers. He then concluded the tour on Wednesday with a visit to the Cooper Farm Urban Agriculture Education Center in Omaha, a 100-acre farm owned by the Omaha Home for Boys. The project is a partnership between the U.S.

April 12, 2017 In The News

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Urban Agriculture sounds like a term at odds with itself but it's a growing phenomenon and it's growing right here in the metro.

April 12, 2017 In The News

Students from Bryan High School's agriculture academy got out of the classroom Wednesday- to talk crops with U.S. Rep. Don Bacon and U.S. Department of Agriculture acting undersecretary Dr. Ann Bartuska.

"It opens up a lot more opportunities for some of the kids in our agriculture academy to branch out and see a bunch of different ideas of what kind of careers are out there,” Nicholas Birdsley, a student in the agriculture academy, said.