Agriculture

Young Farmers and Ranchers Discuss Climate, Input Costs, and Trade with Congressional Delegation

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LINCOLN, NEB. – Management practices focused on reducing carbon footprint and increasing efficiency while also increasing production is top of mind for farmers and ranchers. That was one of the messages given to Nebraska’s congressional delegation from members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee during their annual national affairs visit to…

Carbon Quarterly – Volume 6: 2023 Farm Bill

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The Farm Bill, which directs America’s agriculture policy, is, generally speaking, on a five-year schedule. While some Farm Bills are delayed, causing the previous bill to be extended, Congress aims to complete a Farm Bill every five years. The current Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, expires on 30 September 2023, and interest groups supporting farmers, foresters, and…

Thompson leads GOP efforts to support American agriculture production

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U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) on Wednesday led 31 of his Republican colleagues in introducing legislation that would require the Biden administration to reverse its regulatory agenda, which they say has created barriers for domestic agriculture production.  Rep. Thompson sponsored the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act, H.R. 8069, which aims…

HOUSE AG COMMITTEE SEES GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SNAP IN THE NEXT FARM BILL

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Members of the House Ag Committee say protecting nutrition assistance programs in the next farm bill could help strengthen America’s food system. During a subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Don Bacon of Nebraska said he would like to change parts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. “We have a real opportunity to promote the consumption of healthy foods.  What we’re doing…

BACON’S DHS CYBER SECURITY BILL PASSES HOUSE

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced that his bill, H.R. 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, passed the House after favorable consideration by the Homeland Security Committee. This bill is aimed at helping protect private industry from cyber-attacks from other nations such as Russia and China. The bill passed with a vote of 313 to…

BACON RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NEW E15 PLAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after President Biden made the announcement to extend the availability of higher biofuel blends of gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources: “President Biden’s announcement on the sale of E15 this summer is a win for Nebraska farmers and is a…

House ag lawmakers blast Torres Small over biofuels

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A panel of House Republicans criticizing the Biden administration Tuesday for not investing more in biofuels as it seeks to boost domestic and renewable energy sources.  During a hearing with USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, GOP members of the House Ag Committee framed the issue around the U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas and the surging costs of ag…

Rep. Don Bacon Tele-town Hall March 2, 2022

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) hosted a tele-town hall on March 2, 2022 for the people of Nebraska's Second Congressional district to discuss the latest issues in Congress and around the world, including the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal, health care, and much more. Listen here.

BACON CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO ‘PUSH BACK BETTER’

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address: “The events of the past year have provided a stark reminder that the policies of the party in power affect the peace and prosperity of all Americans. As the country continues to lurch from crisis to crisis, the President’s policies are failing to address the…