New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

July 18, 2019Press Releases No Comments

New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average. A previously unreleased database from DEA tracking prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid death rates from 2006 to 2012 were in rural communities in West Virginia, … Read More

For Immediate Release: Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition

January 21, 2019Press Releases No Comments

Nebraskans United for Property Tax Reform & Education   Senator’s Property Tax Relief Plan Has Strong Support from Ag & Education Coalition Group Says LB314 Creates Balanced and Fair Tax System for Nebraska  A broad-based coalition of Nebraska ag and education groups is supporting legislation that would provide more than $700 million in property tax … Read More

2018 NeFU Special Orders of Business

December 21, 2018Press Releases No Comments

2017-2018 Nebraska Farmers Union State Convention Five Special Orders of Business #1: Special Order of Business on the Farm Bill and Prolonged Farm Crisis Whereas, grain commodity prices are far below the cost of production for the fourth year in a row, and many farmers, especially beginning farmers, are facing severe financial stress including the … Read More

2017 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Report

November 20, 2018Press Releases No Comments

2017 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Report   The 10th Annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference was held November 8-9th in Lincoln at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.  On Sunday afternoon 25 participants toured the Lincoln Electric System wind turbines on the northeast side of Lincoln along with their biogas project that is used to produce … Read More

GIPSA Final Rule is Deeply Disappointing and Frustrating

October 26, 2017Press Releases No Comments

NeFU Says Secretary of Agriculture Decision to Withdraw the GIPSA Final Rule is Deeply Disappointing and Frustrating   (October 17, 2017) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen said his organization was deeply disappointed with USDA Secretary Perdue’s decision to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed final rule.  The proposed … Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Says Preferred Pipeline Route is Still a Risky Shortcut

August 14, 2017Press Releases No Comments

Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) urges Nebraskans with interest in the proposed Keystone XL routes to go to the Nebraska Public Service (PSC) website to view the three primary routes under consideration:   NeFU says that a view of the three Keystone XL routes proposed by the foreign pipeline company TransCanada including the Preferred Route … Read More

Nebraska Farmers Union Brings 8 Members to Washington to Represent Family Farmers and Ranchers

July 7, 2017Press Releases No Comments

LINCOLN, NE (September 6, 2017) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) President John Hansen announced today that eight NeFU members will participate in the National Farmers Union (NFU) Fly-In scheduled for September 10-13 joining nearly 300 other Farmers Union members from across the country. Hansen said this year is particularly important because this is the fourth … Read More