Tag: corporate agriculture

Bold Nebraska Supports Family Ranchers and Farmers, Urges Congress to Pass Checkoff Reform

Bold Nebraska joined more than 140 organizations, ranchers, farmers and businesses this week to applaud Senators Booker and Lee for filing legislation that, when passed, will stop commodity checkoff program abuses. Checkoff programs were established to provide equal benefits to all producers of a particular commodity by using funds gained from mandatory assessments to conduct promotion […]
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Project Rawhide: Secret Corporation Uses City of Fremont’s Government as Mouthpiece

Project Rawhide…a name that sounds like an old Western movie in reality is a plan hatched by elected officials in Fremont to dump 160 acres of chicken barns on the small town of Nickerson, Nebraska. What really got local folks angry was the fact that this corporation’s name is being kept a secret. Unless you […]
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Update: Corporate Pig Bill Advances, Need Calls Before Final Vote

Jane Kleeb
In a move that made China-owned Smithfield happy, enough Nebraska state senators seemed to enjoy the idea of big business over what is right for Nebraska family farmers. Enough state senators voted to advance an awful bill that hurts family farmers and our water. We hit a setback on Friday when the Legislature advanced the […]
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Money Behind Corporate Pigs

A key vote is happening this week that will tell us where our Nebraska state senators stand—with foreign corporate pig producers or Nebraska family farmers. LB 176, sponsored by Sen. Schilz, would expand corporate pig factories that not only harm our water but also put at risk our strong family farmers. The bill is written […]
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ACTION NEEDED: Defeat Packer Ownership, Defend Local Control

***UPDATE***  LB106 has been delayed and will now be on the floor Monday, March 30th.  Please call as many senators as possible and urge them to vote against LB106. Take Action Your state senators need to hear from you now.  It is important that you contact your representative as well as many others in order […]
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