Nov 18, 2023

Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding the Farm Bill Extension

Posted Nov 18, 2023 1:00 AM


LINCOLN, NEB. – “Every few years, Nebraska farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to work with Congress to address one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting agriculture, the Farm Bill. While our preference is always to get a new Farm Bill done on time, it is more important to get it right. We appreciate the extension of the Farm Bill but encourage Congress to continue its work and pass a five-year Farm Bill to provide the needed support for farm and ranch families. Nebraska Farm Bureau thanks all five members of Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation for their tireless efforts to ensure a solid agricultural safety-net, working-lands conservation programs, disaster assistance programs, and everything else that makes a Farm Bill work for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit