Nebraska Delegation to focus on Farm Bill at upcoming listening session

LINCOLN – All five members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation will take part in an upcoming farm bill listening session hosted by several Nebraska agricultural organizations. The Nebraska Agriculture Farm Bill Listening Session will be held Friday, Sept. 1 at the Bosselman Center on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon (CDT), with remarks from members of the delegation and invited testimony preceding an audience question and answer session set to begin at 11:30 a.m. (CDT).

“Food security is national security. It’s the foundation of why we have farm bills,” said Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president, Aug. 22. “As discussions about the 2018 Farm Bill are underway, all of our organizations are very much looking forward to the opportunity to share thoughts on what has worked in the current farm bill and where improvements can be made to ensure a strong and viable safety net for agriculture into the future.”