agriculture

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2:26 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Conservation program funding available for farmers dealing with drought losses

Drought has affected crops statewide, including this field near Grand Island.
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The USDA’s Natural Resources Defense Council is making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling due to the drought.

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Politics
4:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Sen. Nelson: new farm bill is important to Nebraska's number one industry

 

Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator says a new farm bill making its way through the Senate is good for the Cornhusker State.

Senator Ben Nelson's comments came late last week before a 90-to-8 vote to move the farm bill to debate. The measure would end the direct payment program, and streamline other services.

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Politics & Elections
4:06 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Nelson: crop insurance, alternative energy should be part of farm bill discussion

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it may be difficult to keep some agricultural programs from being cut because of the federal deficit.

Nelson says hearings began Wednesday in Washington on the Food and Fuel Security Act. Nelson says it’s important that Congress not make cuts to the USDA rural development program, which he says Nebraska home owners, businesses, and communities benefited from last year. According to Nelson, Nebraska received $189 million in USDA rural development funds in 2011.

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