Local

NCGA Supports House Farm Only Legislation

NCGA Supports House Farm Only Legislation

Thursday the U.S.House voted 216 to 208 along party lines to approve a farm only farm bill. National Corn Growers earlier joined over 500 ag groups opposing split of the farm bill. NCGA then decided to ask for passage. President Pam Johnson says the main goal is to get farm legislation approved and signed despite misgivings with leaving nutrition out of the bill.

Johnson says House leaders who wanted the legislation split promised they can get a final package approved but believes it will be a challenge to get it conferenced with the Senate and signed by the President.

Johnson says the goal remains getting farm legislation over the goal line and help out to producers.

Recent Headlines

9 hours ago in Local

Fortenberry Gives a Lukewarm Endorsement

Trump SC 102815

A lukewarm endorsement at best as Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry reacts to the swift change of events

9 hours ago in Local

“Gun” Cell Phone Cases Banned in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill banning sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like guns

9 hours ago in Local

Top Leaders in the Iowa Legislature Reject the “anti-establishment” Fervor

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., April 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The top two leaders in the Iowa legislature reject the idea the "anti-establishment" fervor among the nation's voters this year will trickle down and doom incumbents like them running for reelection to the Iowa House and Senate

10 hours ago in Local

Not Much Action Taken on Improving Water Quality

water faucet

The Iowa legislature adjourned this year's session without taking much action on improving the state's water quality.

10 hours ago in Local

Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska Depend on Education Aid

money farm

While Nebraska lawmakers were able to pass twenty million dollars in property tax cuts this year, any further progress may take more of a comprehensive approach.