Tag: family farmers

PETITION: Stop Costco’s Land Grab for an Industrial Chicken Plant in Fremont

*Click here to sign the petition* Tell the City of Fremont: We demand that a neutral third party conduct environmental and economic impact studies on the proposed Costco-owned chicken factory, and a public vote be held before any decision is made on this proposal. Costco has been demanding that local Nebraska elected officials sign non-disclosure […]
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Tell Warren Buffett: Stop Blocking the Sun, Support Small Rooftop and Farm Solar

Warren Buffett’s utilities — along with others across the country — are mounting a coordinated effort to block the astounding growth of small, rooftop solar being installed by homeowners, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. (1) It’s a cynical effort to eliminate competition for Warren’s own businesses, instead of complementing the investments being made by citizens […]
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Nebraska Organic Farmer’s Letter Urges Senators to Protect Family Farms, Oppose LB 176

Mark Hefflinger
  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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Up Shit Creek: What’s at Stake if LB176 Passes

If LB176 passes, allowing for the vertical integration of the hog industry in Nebraska, the degradation of our state’s valuable and already threatened water resources will soon follow. When State Senators, like Patty Pansing Brooks, argue that there will be time to institute state environmental laws to protect our water resources from dumping by new […]
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RECAP: 2016 Nebraska Legislative Session

Support our work? Become a Bold Member. The 2016 session of the Nebraska Unicameral adjourned Sine Die on April 20. Bold Nebraska worked with partner organizations including Nebraskans for Civic Reform, Nebraska Appleseed, Common Cause Nebraska, Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Nebraska Farmers Union, ACLU of Nebraska and Nebraska Sierra Club to bring you informed coverage of bills under consideration and actions to […]
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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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