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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,…

WE SUPPORT AG ON LAUNCH OF HSUS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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…

IBACH TOUTS VALUE ADDED AGRICULTURE AS GOOD FOR ALL NEBRASKANS

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,…

GROWTH RATES SET TO BE NEXT ACTIVIST TARGET

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

Fremont Chamber Ag Committee Meeting

On March 31, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Fremont Chamber Ag Committee Meeting

Five Nebraska agricultural organizations have come together to combat a common foe – the Humane Society of the United States. Todd Wiltgen, who has been hired by the five organizations, and Pete McClymont, the vice president of legislative affairs for the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, stopped in Fremont Tuesday to seek…

Fremont Chamber Passes Resolution

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

The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a coalition of five agricultural organizations opposed to expected legislative maneuvering by the Humane Society targeted at the agriculture industry. Todd Wiltgen, who was hired by the coalition, and Pete McClymont, vice president of legislative affairs for the Nebraska…

McCook Humane Society Comments on HSUS

On March 31, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on McCook Humane Society Comments on HSUS

McCOOK, Nebraska — Red Willow County, Nebraska, commissioners Monday morning tabled until next week any decision about maintaining roads in the Calabria Subdivision about two miles northeast of McCook. County Attorney Paul Wood requested the week’s delay so that he can work with county roads superintendent Lloyd Miller to decide…

Columbus Platte Valley Humane Society Rejects HSUS Grant

On March 31, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Columbus Platte Valley Humane Society Rejects HSUS Grant

COLUMBUS – The Platte Valley Humane Society turned down a grant from the Humane Society of the United States because of the national group’s support of legislative measures affect the agriculture industry The board of directors for the local humane society voted against accepting a $5,000 grant from national Humane…

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