NeFU Says TransCanada Deserves Coal in their Christmas Stocking This Year

For Immediate Release                                                                Contact:      John Hansen 402-476-8815

December 11, 2014

NeFU Says TransCanada Deserves Coal in their Christmas Stocking This Year

Lincoln, NE.  Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) says that it appears that TransCanada has earned a “coal only” Christmas stocking this year.  “When it comes down to the ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ question, TransCanada has certainly not been ‘Nebraska nice’, or any other kind of nice for that matter this year,” said NeFU President John Hansen.

“TransCanada’s recent letter to landowners threatening them with eminent domain proceedings that is clearly intended to frighten and bully landowners into signing easements despite the fact they do not remotely have eminent domain authority in Nebraska at this point is truly naughty to the point of being down right mean,” Hansen said.  He pointed out the Nebraska law that would put them in position to acquire eminent domain authority has been declared “null and void” by a Lancaster County district judge.  The outcome of the appeal of that decision to the Nebraska Supreme Court is yet to come.

“When you knowingly misrepresent your legal status to landowners during active easement negotiations for material gain, it appears to us that is a form of theft by deception or fraud.  We interpret the Santa Claus standard for naughty to include all knowing unethical acts, which clearly puts TransCanada’s recent tactics in the “very naughty-getting nothing but coal for Christmas” category.  When you do the wrong things for the wrong reasons over and over again, it’s going on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list,” Hansen said.

Hansen said “Not only does TransCanada not have state policy in force that affords them eminent domain authority; they lack the State Department and President Obama approval at the federal level.  We believe that Santa Claus will agree with us that amounts to a “double naughty” form of deception for material gain by TransCanada.

“Instead of practicing the Golden Rule like all good boys and girls try to do, TransCanada has recently launched another one of its many self-serving public relations advertising campaign to divert the public focus away from their arm twisting agents and corporate lawyers who are turning down the high-pressure screws on Nebraska landowners.  We believe Santa will not fall for a phony self-serving big bucks advertising campaign, and that TransCanada will still be getting coal for Christmas.  Good boys and girls do not need to “campaign” for presents from Santa on TV, radio, and in the newspaper because they know Santa keeps a list all year, and has been checking it twice,” Hansen said.

Nebraska Farmers Union is a general farm organization with 6,000 farm and ranch family members dedicated to protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers, and their rural communities.  Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize over 445 cooperatives.

-30-

 

Nebraska Farmers Union 101st Annual Convention Agenda Released

Nebraska Farmers Union 101st Annual Convention Agenda Released
Kearney Ramada Inn, Kearney, December 5-6th 
 
Lincoln, Nebraska.  “Changing the Course of History for the Next 100 Years” is the theme for the 101st annual Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) state convention.  
 
John Hansen, NeFU President said, “This year’s convention will celebrate our 100 years of accomplishments and service to family farm and ranch agriculture and their rural communities.  Our outstanding program of speakers will help us prepare for the challenges and opportunities facing us next year, and into the future.  While we have a good time at our meetings and convention, NeFU takes on the difficult issues and serious topics that deserve our full attention and consideration.  Our mission to educate ourselves first so that we can educate others continues.” 
 
Friday morning highlights include: 
·         Craig Larson, CEO of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association; 
·         Jeff Downing, General Manager of the Midwest Agency, LLP;
·         Dr. Donald Wilhite, the University of Nebraska professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources that was the lead author of:  “Understanding and Assessing Climate Change:  Implications for Nebraska.”  
·         Governor Dave Heineman will once again be the Friday noon luncheon speaker.   
Friday afternoon speakers include:
·         Renee Fry, Executive Director of the Open Sky Policy Institute will present their new report on K-12 funding:  “Investing in Our Future:  An Overview of Nebraska’s Education Funding System.”  
·         Stephene Moore, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Regional Director for four Midwest states including Nebraska will provide an update on the Affordable Care Act.  
·         A panel discussion of State Senators including Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln, Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton, Sen. Ken Haar, and Sen. Norm Wallman of Cortland 
 
The Friday evening banquet keynote speaker will be Chuck Hassebrook.  
 
Saturday morning highlights will include:   
·         Thomas Driscoll, National Farmers Union Government Affairs Representative will provide a NFU legislative issues report that will include COOL. EPA, and Waters of the U.S.  
·         Larry Mitchell, Administrator of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration will discuss issues facing their agency. 
·         Ted Genoways, an award-winning poet, journalist, and editor will discuss his new book:  “The Chain:  Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food”.
·         Dan Steinkruger, Executive Director of the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Administration will report on the Farm Bill options workshops taking place across Nebraska and other program issues. 
 
The Noon Luncheon will feature “100 Years of Changing The Course of History” researched by NFU Historian Tom Giessel of Larned, Kansas and presented by John Hansen, NeFU State President. 
 
Registration costs are $35 and begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday mornings.  Convention begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.  As always, all members and the public is always welcome.  More information is available at:  www.nebraskafarmersunion.org or at 402-476-8815. 

Nebraska Farmers Union Receives Local Foods Grant from USDA

For Immediate Release                                                        Contact:      John Hansen 402-476-8815
September 30, 2014

Nebraska Farmers Union Receives Local Foods Grant from USDA

Lincoln, NE. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced grants to stimulate locally grown foods market development for Nebraska included a grant to Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) for $89,979. The $940,800 in grants for 13 programs in Nebraska and Iowa were part of $52 million authorized in the Farm Bill to support locally grown produce and organic production market development.

Nebraska Farmers Union will partner with UNL Extension, Community Crops, Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society, Family Farmed, and others to sponsor a series of five different workshops at four different locations around Nebraska from December through March.  The cities will include Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Grand Island.

Each location will hold six different workshops from December through March on topics that will include:

  • Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) – Food Safety – Level 1
  • Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) – Food Safety – Level 2
  • Wholesale Success with Atina Diffley
  • Financial Planning
  • Crop Planning, Forward Contracting and Insurance
  • Internship & Employee Management.

NeFU President John Hansen said “We are excited about helping beginning farmers and existing farmers looking for new opportunities to explore the steps necessary to become involved in growing specialty crops and value added livestock for human consumption. The interest in locally produced foods continues to grow as does the new market opportunities that go with this new production model. These workshops will feature top notch presenters thanks to the support of USDA.” If you have questions or are interested in participating in the trainings, contact Jeremiah Picard at our Lincoln office at (402) 476-8815

Nebraska Farmers Union is a general farm organization with 6,000 farm and ranch family members dedicated to protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers, and their rural communities. Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize over 445 cooperatives.

-30-

NEBFARMPAC Announces 2014 General Election Endorsement

For Immediate Release                                                                         September 15, 2014

NEBFARMPAC Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements

(Lincoln, Neb.) The Nebraska Farmers Union’s Political Action Committee, NEBFARMPAC, announced its endorsements for the 2014 General Election.

The NEBFARMPAC Board endorsed candidates for Congressional Offices, State Offices, Legislature, Community Colleges, University of Nebraska Regent, State Board of Education, Natural Resource Districts, and Public Power Districts.

Thirteen of the NEBFARMPAC endorsed candidates for the General election are members of Nebraska Farmers Union. “We encourage our members to be good citizens to get informed on the issues, get constructively engaged in the public policy process, and to consider running for public office themselves,” said John Hansen, NEBFARMPAC Secretary.   “We need candidates who work well with others to solve problems and make our government work as it should.”

Bold denotes Nebraska Farmers Union Members

Congressional Offices

U.S. Senate: Dave Domina (D)

First Congressional District: Jeff Fortenberry (R)

Second Congressional District: Brad Ashford (D)

Third Congressional District: Mark Sullivan (D)

State Offices

Governor: Chuck Hassebrook (D)

Auditor of Public Accounts: Amanda McGill (D)

Nebraska Treasurer: Don Stenberg (R)

Public Service Commission: Crystal Rhoades (D)

Members of the Legislature:

District 2: Ron Nolte                           District 3: Carol Blood

District 4: Robert Hilkemann              District 6: John Stalnaker

District 8: Burke Harr                         District 10: Bob Krist

District 12: Greg Hosche                     District 16: Lydia Brasch

District 18: Michael Tesar                  District 20: Matt Lathrop

District 22: Paul Schumacher              District 26: Matt Hansen

District 28: Patty Pansing Brooks       District 32: Phil Hardenburger

District 34: Curt Friesen                      District 36: Matt Williams

District 38: John Kuehn                      District 42: Roric Paulman

District 44: Dan Hughes                      District 46: Adam Morfield

State Board of Education:

District 5: Patricia Timm                    District 6: Maureen Nickels

District 7: Molly O’Halleran               District 8: Bob Meyers

 

Board of Regents University of Nebraska:

District 5: Steve Glenn

Metropolitan Community College:

District 1: Judy Domina                    District 2: David Newell

District 3: Jim Monahan                     At Large: Ron Hug

 

Northeast Community College:

District 4: Donald Frank

 

Nebraska Public Power District:

Subdivision 1: Mary Harding

Subdivision 7: Ken Kunze

Subdivision 9: Danny Kluthe

 

Omaha Public Power District:

Subdivision 2:   Anne McGuire

Subdivision 3: Tim Gay

 

Norris Public Power District:

Subdistrict 7: Vern Jantzen

 

Stanton County Public Power District:

Donald Frank

 

Central Platte Natural Resources District: Subdistrict 7:

Ed Stoltenberg

 

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District:

Subdistrict 8: Tom Green

 

Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District:

Subdistrict 6: Donald Frank

 

Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District:

Subdistrict 7: Keith Heithoff

 

Gale Lush of Wilcox, NEBFARMPAC President said “As the price of corn and soybeans continue to plummet to below the costs of production, it is increasingly important we support the candidates that understand the challenges that agriculture faces. Over a third of the Legislature will be new because of the impact of term limits. Our NEBFARMPAC Board of Directors felt it necessary for us to weigh in on the races where there were clear pro-family farm and ranch candidates. We thank all the candidates that have filed for election. Filing for office takes both courage and commitment to public service.”

 

NEBFARMPAC is the political arm of the Nebraska Farmers Union, the state’s second largest general farm organization, organized in 1913. Nebraska Farmers Union has over 6,000 farm and ranch family memberships, and strives to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers, and the rural communities they live in through education, cooperation, and legislation based on the policies developed and adopted through grassroots membership.

-30-

Nebraska Farmers Union PAC Says Mark Sullivan is the Strongest Voice for Agriculture and Nebraska in the Third Congressional District

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2014

Lincoln, NE.  NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 6,000 farm and ranch families announced its unanimous endorsement of Mark Sullivan for Congress in the Third District.

The NEBFARMPAC Board of Directors issued the following statement:

“Agriculture is the largest single industry in our state.  So goes agriculture, so goes Nebraska’s economy and fiscal condition.  The Third Congressional District is one of the top agricultural based Congressional District in the nation.  We think it is high time to send a “hands on” farmer, livestock producer, and cattle feeder to Congress, who understands agriculture, is passionate about agriculture, can communicate about the importance of agriculture, and has the ability to work with everyone to get things done for agriculture and Nebraska.”

“The last Farm Bill process should serve as a wake-up call for agriculture, rural communities, and the state as a whole.  For the first time in history, Congress not only allowed the Farm Bill to expire without Congressional reauthorization, it did so twice.”

“Our state is in a marginal rainfall area that is facing increasing weather volatility.  The Third District must have a Farm Bill that has a strong income safety net and crop insurance for grain producers, strong livestock disaster programs for livestock producers, strong conservation programs, and rural development programs that serves the needs of rural communities.  Growing crops and raising livestock in Nebraska is a mighty risky business that will likely get more risky in the years ahead.  The House of Representatives in particular needs new rural voices to more effectively communicate the needs of rural Nebraska and rural America. There is a good reason why the latest voter job approval rating for Congress is only 14%.”

“Mark Sullivan is an experienced and well respected farmer and cattle feeder.  He knows and understands the wide and diverse range of issues and challenges facing production agriculture and livestock production.  Mark is honest, hardworking, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and a pragmatic problem solver.  He knows how to get things done by working with people.  He is also not tied to any ideologically extreme groups dedicated to dismantling farm programs or renewable energy incentives.  Mark is a military veteran.  We think that is a very important qualification.”

NEBFARMPAC Secretary John Hansen said “Our NEBFARMPAC Board felt very strongly that agriculture and rural Nebraska would be well served to send one of our own respected farmers to Congress to represent and fight for our agricultural and rural interests. Mark Sullivan is the right person at this point in time to send to Washington, D.C. to represent our agricultural and rural interests.  Who better knows the needs and interests of agriculture than a hands-on farmer?  Who better knows the needs of veterans than a veteran?”

District Court Strikes Down Injunction Against COOL

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforcement of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) by the multinational meatpackers and our foreign competitors.  By a 9-2 majority, the panel upheld an earlier 3-judge panel decision to deny an appeal to halt the enforcement of the popular labeling law, passed in 2008.

“NFU, and our broad coalition of consumer and producer organizations, have achieved yet another victory in our long battle to uphold the enforcement of the COOL regulation as modified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA).   This marks the third time that COOL has won in court. There is no need for this case to proceed.

“The Court ruled that the government may require factual, uncontroversial information to be included on a label. American consumers want to know basic information about where their meat comes from, and livestock producers across this great nation are very proud of what they produce and happy to let consumers know where their meat comes from.  USDA’s new COOL rules will significantly improve the information available to consumers by reducing confusion about the origins of meat products.  It will also provide U.S. livestock producers the opportunity to differentiate their products, which they are proud to claim as theirs.”

President of American Wind Energy Association to Open 7th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference

Lincoln, NE- Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), will open the seventh annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition with the Current State of Wind Development on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:45 a.m. This year’s conference, “Turning Challenges into Nebraska Opportunities,” will be October 29-30, 2014 at the La Vista Conference Center.

“We are pleased to have Tom Kiernan open our conference this year,” said Adam Herink, Conference Co-chair. “Tom and AWEA have been at the forefront of wind energy advocacy for many years now.”

Tom Kiernan took the Chief Executive Officer reins of AWEA in May of 2013, and spent the previous 15 years as President of the National Parks Conservation Association. Kiernan graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Environmental Computer Modeling and pursued his Masters of Business Administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, he served as Assistant to the Director of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.

After college, Kiernan joined the Environmental Protection Agency as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator. A year later, he was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Office of Air and Radiation, and later appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator where he was instrumental in the implementation the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

“Tom’s experience and education is the foundation for his support of the expansion of wind energy,” said Dan McGuire, conference Co-Chair. “He knows the increase of wind energy use will have a positive impact on the environment and in Nebraska rural communities.”

Registration for the conference is $100 before September 29, $125 between September 29 and October 28 and $150 for walk-in registrations the day of the conference. For participant registration, and to view the program, go to www.NebraskaWindandSolarConference.com .

For hotel reservations, contact Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128, 402-331-7400. To view last year’s presentations, go to http://www.neo.ne.gov/renew/wind-working-group/2012conference.htm.

NEBFARMPAC announced their unanimous endorsement for the re-election of Mary Harding for NPPD District 1

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2014

NEBFARMPAC Secretary and Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen said “Our organization has enjoyed an extremely positive working relationship with Mary Harding for the past 12 years.   Mary Harding is a competent, professional, and effective member of the NPPD Board.  She is committed to protecting the integrity of the public power system.  She is also committed to listening to the owners of our state’s unique public power system.  Mary’s solid track record of accomplishments on the NPPD Board the past 12 years cause us to applaud her no nonsense business approach to financial matters and management.  Our NEBFARMPAC Board endorses her for re-election with enthusiasm and confidence.”

Hansen noted that Mary Harding has been a champion of supporting efficient, cost effective energy options for customers and using our public power system to help build a strong economy for Nebraska.  She currently Chairs the NPPD Budget Committee and served as 7 years as their Corporate Secretary.   “Mary Harding does her homework.  She supports cost effective wind energy when it can be locked in at bargain basement prices for 20 years that can be used to diversify the NPPD generation portfolio while also creating new jobs and sources of revenue for rural residents and landowners.  She understand the critical positive role our public power system can play in helping strengthening our rural economy while keeping rates down by using wind energy that uses no water or emits any emissions including carbon.”

NEBFARMPAC is the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, a non-partisan, not-for-profit general farm organization with over 6,000 farm and ranch family memberships, founded in 1913.  Its mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of family farmers and ranchers and their rural communities.  Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize over 445 cooperatives, and is the acknowledged leader in the development of farm based renewable energy including ethanol and wind energy.

-30-

NEBFARMPAC Announces 2014 Primary Endorsements

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2014

NEBFARMPAC Announces 2014 Primary Endorsements

(Lincoln, Neb.)  The Nebraska Farmers Union’s Political Action Committee, NEBFARMPAC, announced its endorsements for the 2014 Primary Election.

The NEBFARMPAC Board endorsed candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, Legislature, Nebraska Public Power District, Omaha Public Power District, Norris Public Power District, Stanton County Power District, various Natural Resource Districts, Northeast Community College, Metropolitan Community College, and the State Board of Education.

Sixteen of the NEBFARMPAC endorsed candidates for the Primary are members of Nebraska Farmers Union.  “We encourage our members to be good citizens by getting informed on the issues, to get constructively engaged in the public policy process, and to consider running for public office themselves,” said John Hansen, NEBFARMPAC Secretary.   “We need candidates who work well with others to solve problems and make our government work as it should.”

* Denotes Nebraska Farmers Union Members

U.S. Senate:  Dave Domina (D)

First Congressional District:  Jeff Fortenberry (R)

Second Congressional District:  Brad Ashford (D)

Governor:  *Chuck Hassebrook (D)

Members of the Legislature:

District 2: Mel Luetchens

District 26:  *Larry Weixelman

District 32: Phil Hardenburger

District 46: Adam Morfield

State Board of Education:  District 6:  *Maureen Nickels

Board of Regents University of Nebraska:  District 5:  Steve Glenn

Metropolitan Community College:  District 1: *Judy Domina and District 2: David Newell

Northeast Community College:  District 4: *Donald Frank

Nebraska Public Power District: 

Subdivision 1: *Mary Harding (incumbent)

Subdivision 2: *Ross Knott

Subdivision 7: *Ken Kunze (incumbent)

Subdivision 9: *Danny Kluthe

Omaha Public Power District:

Subdivision 2:   Anne McGuire (Incumbent)

Subdivision 2: *Matthew Cronin

Norris Public Power District:  Subdistrict 7: *Vern Jantzen

Stanton County Public Power District:  *Donald Frank

Central Platte Natural Resources District:  Subdistrict 7: *Ed Stoltenberg

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District:  Subdistrict 8:  *Tom Green

Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District:

Subdistrict 1: *Dave Negus

Subdistrict 6: *Donald Frank

Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District 

At Large: *Christopher Dierks

Subdistrict 7: *Keith Heithoff

Gale Lush of Wilcox, NEBFARMPAC President said “Seventeen State Senators have served for eight years and are not able to run for re-election as the result of term limits.  That is over a third of the Legislature.  As voters, we have to do our homework on the new candidates we will choose from in the Primary.  Our NEBFARMPAC Board of Directors felt it necessary for us to weigh in on the races where there were clear pro-family farm and ranch candidates.  We thank all the candidates that have filed for election.  Filing for office takes both courage and commitment to public service.”

“Our NEBFARMPAC Board gives serious consideration to candidates that are Farmers Union members, and also to elected officials with whom we have a positive working relationship and have earned our support by virtue of their track record of accomplishments as an elected official,” Lush concluded.

NEBFARMPAC is the political arm of the Nebraska Farmers Union, the state’s second largest general farm organization, organized in 1913.  Nebraska Farmers Union has over 6,000 farm and ranch family memberships, and strives to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers, and the rural communities they live in through education, cooperation, and legislation based on the policies developed and adopted through grassroots membership.    

-30-

Family Farming and Ranching is the Economic Engine of our State

For Immediate Release

April 29, 2014

Lincoln, NE (April 29, 2014) – In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Family Farming for the month of May, Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) is highlighting the economic value and importance of family farm and ranch agriculture and their rural communities has in our state and nation.

NeFU President John Hansen said “As our country population continues to shift from rural to urban, our focus at Nebraska Farmers Union in the International Year of Family Farming is to not only draw attention to the important economic role family farm agriculture plays in rural communities, but our state and nation including urban communities.  When family farmers and ranchers are profitable, they are a major source of new wealth in our national economy, and a major economic driver that creates jobs and tax revenues from the farm to the city.”

NeFU noted from the latest available ag statistics from USDA, that Nebraska is ranked first in commercial red meat production, cattle slaughter, Great Northern beans production, irrigated land harvested, and popcorn production. Nebraska is ranked second in the nation in all cattle and calves, Pinto beans production, and beef and veal exports, third in corn for grain production, corn for exports, all dry edible beans production, Proso millet production, and third in cash receipts from all farm commodities.

When the production of all grain and livestock is considered, family farm and ranch agriculture in Nebraska produces over $24 billion of new wealth to Nebraska’s economy, which is 6.2% of the U.S. total.  “The diversity and capacity of Nebraska agriculture is truly amazing.  When we say ‘So goes agriculture, so goes Nebraska’, we are describing the economic engine of our state.  It is important that our public officials and general population do not take the economic blessings of our agricultural production for granted,” said Hansen.

While Nebraska agriculture is enormously productive, it still struggles with rural depopulation as do rural states across the nation.  NeFU noted that according to the 2010 U.S. Census, 59.5 million people or 19% of the total U.S. population lives in rural areas.  This compares to a worldwide rural population that consists of 46%.  Although 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural America, only 10% of the medical physicians practice medicine in rural communities.  That puts a strain on both accessibility and affordability of health care services.

Adding to the challenges of distance for access to health and other services and merchandise is the fact that only 11% of rural U.S. residents live in areas where high speed broadband access is readily available to farm residents as compared to 100% access for their urban counterparts.  “In 2014, everyone in our nation regardless of where they live should have access to affordable high speed broadband internet services,” Hansen said.  “Rural residents need the latest weather, markets, crop and general news information.  Like all businesses, they need to send and receive documents and attachments, check their email, and use the internet to expand their marketing opportunities.”

“Family farming and ranching continues to be the economic engine of our state and national economies.  Through their hard work and skills, Nebraska farm and ranch families create $24 billion of new wealth,  jobs, economic activity, the Best CRMs for Small Business and tax revenues that power our state and nation,” concluded John Hansen, NeFU President

Nebraska Farmers Union is a general farm organization with 6,000 farm and ranch family members dedicated to protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers, and their rural communities.  Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize over 445 cooperatives.  Visit our webpage at:  www.nebraskafarmersunion.org                         

(30)