Tag: Agriculture

Bold Nebraska Delivers Petition Urging Legislature to Stand With Family Farmers, Vote NO on Corporate Pig Bill LB 176

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union 402-476-8815, john@nebraskafarmersunion.org Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Farmers Union Urge Legislature to Stand With Family Farmers, Vote NO on Corporate Pig Bill LB 176 Petition signed by more than 1,100 Nebraskans delivered to Senators on Thursday Lincoln — Today, […]
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Nebraska Organic Farmer’s Letter Urges Senators to Protect Family Farms, Oppose LB 176

Mark Hefflinger
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  Dear Senator, Hello, my name is Robert Bernt. My wife and I, along with our 12 children own and operate Clear Creek Organic Farms. We process the milk from our 60 cow herd into cheese, butter and ice cream in our on-farm processing plant. Along with this we have a herd of sows that […]
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PETITION: Stand With Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs

The bill (LB 176) that would allow foreign corporations — like the Chinese-owned meatpacking company Smithfield — to own pork in Nebraska has already been approved on a first vote in the Legislature, and the second and final vote could come as early as this week. This corporate-friendly bill would put family farmers out of […]
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Bold Nebraska Delivers Nebraska-Made Salami Urging Senators to Support Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Bold Nebraska delivered some quality, 100% made-in-Nebraska salami to key Senators to urge them to oppose LB 176, a bill that would expand corporate factory hog farming into Nebraska, put family famers out of business, and pollute our water. Here’s a full list of Senators (and their contact information) who received the […]
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ACTION: Family Farm Lobby Day on Jan. 19 to Oppose LB 176

Ben Gotschall
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Family Farm Lobby Day: Tuesday, Jan. 19  Take Action: LB 176, a Big Ag-friendly bill, is currently under consideration before the Nebraska legislature.  Your action is needed now to help prevent this bills from becoming law, which would have devastating consequences for our state’s family farmers and for anyone who cares about  keeping a viable family-farm […]
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ACTION NEEDED: Stop Packer Ownership of Livestock, Keep Local Control

Two bills will be heard in front of the Nebraska legislature’s Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 10.  These bills would pave the way for meatpacker ownership of livestock and allow continued corporate takeover of agriculture in Nebraska by allowing Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) to avoid the normal restrictions of the county planning and zoning […]
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Directory of Local Nebraska Producers to Source Your Holiday Meals

Mark Hefflinger
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With turkey day around the corner, and folks making plans for their holiday meals, we have compiled a handy list of local Nebraska producers to source all of the meats, vegetables, wines and beers you’ll need for your family feasts! (As Nebraska’s growing season is now over, we strongly suggest you contact these producers ASAP […]
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How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers

Mark Hefflinger
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The National Farmers Union explains how the government shutdown will impact farmers, in this blog cross-posted from the NFU website. How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers Posted on | September 30, 2013 | By NFU Government Relations Staff As many of you are aware, the federal government will likely shut down at midnight tonight, Sept. 30. […]
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