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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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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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