Regulatory relief in the Panhandle

Nebraskans understand that federal government regulation affects our lives in almost every way. If you talk to anyone– a county commissioner, a farmer, or a small business owner– they will tell you the impact firsthand. More so, they’ll tell you how overregulation has wasted time and hurt wallets.

For nearly 70 years, an outdated construction contract loan with the Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) anchored the Northport Irrigation District in an older era.

Northport received a longterm infrastructure loan from the BoR in the early 1950s. Under the contract, individual landowners in the district were restricted to a 960-acre limit until the debt was paid. This came in addition to the mountains of complicated paperwork that was required in order to obtain their water each year.

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