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WSA/AFAN bring Ag Groups Together to Discuss Workforce Challenges

On November 21, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

A panel discussion on ag workforce shortage and housing issues was one of the highlights of the annualmeeting of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture (AFAN) and We SupportAgriculture (WSA) in Lincoln. Panelists were (l-r) Liz Babcock with Adams Land and Cattle, Gary Person from North Platte Chamber of…

Election Results

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With No Comments

What will be the coffee shop chatter today in Nebraska? 56% of Nebraskans turned out to vote which is high for a mid-term election.All of Nebraska’s Congressional representatives were re-elected keeping the faces the same in Washington D.C. on behalf of our State. Congressman Adrian Smith, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Congressman…

Join AFAN and WSA Annual Stakeholders Meeting Set for November 19

On November 2, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Lincoln, NE (11/2/18)—The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and We Support Agriculture (WSA) have scheduled their joint 2018 annual stakeholders meeting for Monday, November 19, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln. All AFAN and WSA partners and stakeholders are invited to the meeting, which…

Gov. Ricketts, State Patrol, WSA and Ag Groups Unveil New Livestock Hauling Guidelines

On October 15, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With No Comments

Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska agriculture representatives unveiled new livestock guidelines on October 15 aimed at emphasizing safety and improving collaboration between law enforcement and Nebraska farmers and ranchers.  These guidelines include development of a Livestock Hauler Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that Nebraska State Patrol and…

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,…

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…

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