Agriculture

Congressman Bacon in Broken Bow Thursday

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Nebraska's U.S. Congressman from the Second District was in Broken Bow Thursday (April 8, 2021) to tour a hog barn with Thomas Livestock Company, Inc. and visit with pork producers. Bacon currently serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Homeland Security Committee. The second district includes the Omaha metro, Douglas County and areas of wes...

NEBRASKA CONGRESSMAN FOCUSES ON RURAL ISSUES, BIO SECURITY

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Nebraska U.S. Congressman Don Bacon says the foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank could open by the end of the year. “It was my initiative to get the food-and-mouth disease vaccine bank started. It’s a three-year process and we’re in our third year and I hope this year it will be operational.” In July, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the initial purchase of vaccine f...

Rep. Bacon Tours Western Nebraska

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Congressman Don Bacon, Republican U.S. Representative representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, toured Western Nebraska recently. On the tour, he stopped in Sidney to meet with local Republicans and businesses, including the Sidney Sun-Telegraph newspaper. In his visit at the Sun-Telegraph, Bacon stressed the importance of diversity in agriculture, for example the difference between p...

US Rep. Don Bacon comes to the Panhandle

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U.S. Representative Don Bacon held a meeting Wednesday with Panhandle crop producers, cattlemen and local officials hosted in part by the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission. The meeting with the Omaha representative stretched over several hours and was held in a conference room at the Weborg 21 Centre with a dozen or so attendees. Bacon held a similar meeting in North Platte on Thursday and told the St...

Watch now: US Sen. Don Bacon talks about his fact-finding trip

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Congressman Don Bacon of Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District visited many ag producers, farmers, and businesses to discuss his work on the House Ag Committee and the upcoming Farm Bill. https://nptelegraph.com/video/news/watch-now-us-sen-don-bacon-talks-about-his-fact-finding-trip/video_ce015c8b-dddc-56eb-816e-d3d52940116b.html

Bacon Named Ranking Member of House Agriculture Subcommittee

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Washington D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been named as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. The subcommittee addresses policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives, as well as department agenc...

USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program helps stock shelves at food banks

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made stops across Nebraska Friday, including a visit to Food Bank for the Heartland. He was joined by Governor Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon for a tour to assess how critical the food bank is, especially during this global pandemic. With so many people out of work due to COVID-19, the need to help stock shelves has increased...

Bacon, Spanberger to Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-D-07) to announce plans to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act in the House. Introduced in the Senate by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the bill seeks to help farmers, ranchers and foresters participate in the voluntary carbon market by establishing a Greenhouse Gas Technic...

Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

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https://fcw.com/articles/2020/01/14/eis-congress-letters-rockwell.aspx In December, the Departments of Treasury and Agriculture got some advice from a handful of lawmakers on how to leverage the General Services Administration's $50 billion, 15-year next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize their operations. The CIOs at Treasury and USDA received letters from members of the House Fi...