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06/14/2017

I grew up on an acreage northeast of Superior, Neb. My family did not operate a farm, but we did enjoy living in the country and spending a majority of our time in the outdoors. I attended the Superior school system and graduated from Superior High School in 2010. My fiancé, Courtney, and I currently…

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06/09/2017

Federal Issues Proposed Budget Seeks Slight Cuts For OSHA; Reflects Changed Priorities “The White House says the budget proposal places a priority on helping protect American workers and helping employers understand and comply with worker protection laws by putting an emphasis on compliance assistance and outreach.” Analysis by the law firm Conn Maciel Carey suggests…

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Aurora Cooperative

06/07/2017

I grew up south of Aurora where my father was a producer – corn, soybeans, milo, and wheat along with a few head of cattle. My family owns a greenhouse in Aurora with spring bedding plants called Keystone Gardens. That is where I grew up playing in the dirt, and where I still get to…

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05/26/2017

FEDERAL ISSUES The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing, May 25th, focused on the farm economy. Panel members were from the USDA (chief economist), the Federal Reserve, a crop input company, and the rural development dept. from Oregon. The committee members sought specific prioritizing points from the panel as they work toward the next Farm…

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Aurora Cooperative

05/17/2017

FEDERAL ISSUES A trade agreement has been made with China on Live Cattle. This is great news for the cattle industry, which means positive news for corn, trucking, packing, etc. Dawn Caldwell did an interview locally with NTV News that has been distributed nationally. USDA restructuring – what does that mean for you? The decision…

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Aurora Cooperative

05/08/2017

FEDERAL ISSUES The American Health Care Act passed in the House by the narrow margin of 217-213. All Nebraska Congressmen voted in favor and none of the Republicans on the House Ag Committee voted against it. The first step has been taken, for a new healthcare/health insurance program. The Senate must take action next and…

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Aurora Cooperative