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WSA Interim #1 update

The Nebraska legislature is no longer in session, but WSA is still hard at work researching issues and engaging with Senators and candidates alike. The interim is always interesting. Early on a ballot initiative that would have put a question to voters about refunding a percentage of property taxes paid…

Nebraska Cattlemen Statement on Ag Provisions in Government Spending Bill

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

LINCOLN, NE (March 23, 2018) –  Nebraska Cattlemen welcome the news that Congress included key policy provisions affecting agriculture in the omnibus spending bill, which funds the government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year. Electronic Logging Devices: Livestock haulers are now exempted from ELD compliance through September 30, 2018 when…

Updated ELD Waiver – 90 Day Extension

On March 20, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Attention Producers and Haulers. Click below for the updated ELD waiver. Print this out and keep it in your vehicles. 90 day Ag extension

Ag Coalition Calls for Increased Flexibility on Truck Hauling Regulations

On March 16, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

We Support Agriculture (WSA), a coalition of livestock stakeholders, has received numerous reports of livestock and agricultural haulers being pulled over, despite the recent additional 90-day Electronic Logging Device (ELD) wavier issued earlier this week and is asking for more flexibility from enforcement agencies. “Despite promises from the Federal Motor…

WSA Livestock Crisis Management Seminar

On May 20, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

9:00AM-3:00PM Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Holiday Inn – Kearney RSVP HERE OR BY EMAILING ANSLEY@WESUPPORTAG.ORG Demand for meat, dairy, and eggs is on the rise, but so are calls to know more about how farm animals are treated.  Unfortunately, there are individuals and organizations, with agendas beyond improving animal welfare,…


On May 12, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Today, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced the formation of a National Agriculture Advisory Council which would “advise the organization on national agriculture issues.” Members of We Support Agriculture, a livestock coalition comprised of Nebraska animal agriculture organizations, encouraged everyone to take a closer look at the…


On April 29, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

LINCOLN – Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director (NDA) Greg Ibach shared his support of the proposed Costco processing facility as an opportunity to grow Nebraska jobs by growing Nebraska livestock production. “The Costco facility will grow jobs beyond the farm gate,” said Ibach. “Job opportunities for electricians, carpenters, insurance professionals,…


On April 29, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Ag Groups Weigh in on Meat Animal Research

On April 27, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Several Nebraska agricultural groups are urging Congress to fully fund Agriculture Research Service, which includes the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Clay Center. There is a decision to withhold 5 percent of total research funding pending an investigation over alleged wrongdoing to animal welfare at MARC. “Since then, U.S….

Kearney Chamber Passes Resolution

On March 31, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Kearney Chamber Passes Resolution

KEARNEY — Animal agriculture in Nebraska received a unanimous vote of support Tuesday from the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The board’s resolution pledges to oppose outside organizations that would work to eliminate livestock for food production. Kearney Chamber Passes Resolution