The state of agriculture

It’s no secret that 2019 has been a tough year for Nebraska due to historic flooding. For our farmers and ranchers, damage from the floods was compounded by additional hardships. Commodity prices remain low. A major canal failed along the Nebraska-Wyoming border. And the Green New Deal and “meat is murder” movements pose a looming threat to our way of life.

Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry. One in four jobs are tied to farming and ranching in our state. If we want to grow Nebraska, it’s critically important that we grow agriculture. Even under tough circumstances this year, we have partnered with Nebraskans across our state to do just that. Over the past several months, my team and I have worked to expand opportunities in value-added agriculture, open new international markets to our ag products, and deliver property tax relief.

 

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