Author: Graham Christensen

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Take Action on Farm Bill

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Congress still needs to pass the Farm Bill. The Senate did their part, now its in the House of Representatives hands. Food, drought relief, assistance to low-income families, renewable energy are all on the line in this Farm Bill. Please join the Nebraska Farmers Union in helping us email and tweet Rep. Terry, Fortenberry and […]
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Farmers and the Pipeline

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Earlier this month, I went to Washington, DC with 11 other fellow Nebraskans, including 4 members of the Nebraska Farmers Union.  We went to our nation’s capitol to ensure our members of Congress, the EPA and the Department of State clearly heard our concerns on TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Project. One of the reasons I’m […]
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Farmers Union Addresses Pipeline

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For 97 years now, farmers and ranchers from across the state have gathered to craft policy at the Nebraska Farmers Union State Convention.  The purpose of this event is to give State Office representatives, such as myself, a set of guidelines to be carried out on behalf of family farmers and ranchers across Nebraska.  It […]
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Protecting Family Farms

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A few years back I was researching the latest numbers available regarding livestock concentration.  Problem was, the best report (done by the University of Missouri) to track the continued consolidation of the packer industry was nowhere to be found.  So naturally some calls of concern were made, and what I learned was quite alarming.  The […]
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Wind for Sale

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Nebraskans have a long history with wind energy development.  As pioneers, many farmers and ranchers tapped into Nebraska’s high wind potential by capturing the wind with small chargers for energy purposes.  Other farmers, such as my own family, put up windmills to help pump water for livestock, drinking, and even laundry.   Because the State Legisature passed LB […]
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