The Second Congressional District, located on the eastern border of Nebraska, encompasses the Omaha metropolitan area which includes all of Douglas County and the suburban areas of western Sarpy County, where many family businesses and farms reside.
Nebraska’s farms and ranches utilize nearly 45 million acres, or 92 percent of the state’s total land area, and one in four Nebraska jobs is related to agriculture. In both our rural and urban communities, Nebraskan families and businesses depend on a strong agriculture economy.
We must continue to expand opportunities to trade our state’s top exports, such as soybeans, beef, and corn, while also supporting programs that provide certainty to farmers in need and to those who are hungry. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Bacon enjoys representing a state that is centered in America’s heartland and is committed to feeding the American people.
The 2018 Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill provides Nebraska’s agriculture community with the resources they need to succeed, including affordable crop insurance, enhancements to trade initiatives, and $300 million in funding for animal disease prevention and management efforts. Rep. Bacon pushed for the establishment of the U.S.-only Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, in order to better prepare for and respond to the introduction of animal diseases into our Country—particularly FMD, which would devastate our animal agriculture sector.