Agriculture

Country's Needs Outweigh Partisanship

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OMAHA (DTN) -- One of 13 Republicans who voted a week ago to support the final passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said his party's leadership got tied up in a knot over hyper-partisanship rather than what's best for the country as a whole. "I thought it was a vote that was right for America and right for our di...

NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN APPRECIATES FEDERAL DELEGATION SUPPORT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

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Nebraska Cattlemen appreciates the support of Senator Fischer and Representative Bacon for advancing the much-needed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill provides investments into roads, bridges, and broadband infrastructure, in addition to securing much-needed regulatory certainty and relief for farmers, ranchers, and cattle transporters. Read the full release here.

Ricketts, Farm Bureau critical of tax proposal that could hurt future farm families

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The average age of Nebraska farmers is nearly 57 years old. In many cases, those older farmers are making succession plans that would pass the family farm, ranch or small business onto the next generation of their family. With million of Nebraska farm and ranch acres and small businesses at stake, some Nebraskans are concerned whether new tax proposals by the Biden administration could make it co...

Nebraskans react after Democrats drop controversial tax proposal

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Heeding concerns from rural America, Democrats have dropped a controversial tax proposal. It comes as farmers gather at the Husker Harvest Days, raising concerns about President Joe Biden's agenda. It appears Congress has killed a proposal that would’ve increased taxes on farm ground transitioning from one generation to the next. Read the full story here.

Bacon Slams Incomplete, Partisan, and Unvetted Budget Reconciliation Package Pushed Through by House Dems

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement after Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee pushed through a $66 billion incomplete, partisan, and unvetted budget reconciliation package. “It is disappointing that House Democrats passed this bill which includes pet projects and doesn’t dedicate a dime to programs such as the commodity safety net, crop insurance, rura...

BACON FIGHTS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN NEBRASKA

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after attending a press conference with the Nebraska Farm Bureau at Husker Harvest Days. “During my time in Congress, I have met countless farmers, ranchers, and producers in Nebraska that have helped our state thrive and strengthened our local economy. However, many family farms that have been operating for generations wi...

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Growing Climate Solutions Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to remove barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in the voluntary carbon credit marketplace. As producers look to reduce their environmental footprint, they often look to the carbon credit marketplace to offset their emissions. Problem Solvers, Rep. Abigail Spanbe...

We need to address the 'cliff effect' of welfare benefits

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For at least a generation, policymakers have been talking about welfare cliffs. Federal and state governments have been waging this war on poverty but with little progress beyond an expansive (and at times, perverse) web of programs and trillions in spending. Unfortunately, if one was born into this system, the odds are stacked against them on whether they navigate their way out, including when fa...

Senate OKs bill to boost ag carbon markets

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Brushing aside objections from some fossil fuel industry advocates, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to lay the groundwork for ag carbon markets by putting USDA in charge of certifying farm advisers and credit verifiers. Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act was a “landmark” step toward using agr...