Local

Nebraska Farm Bureau Wants TPA Granted To President

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus wants to get the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or T-TIP trade agreement passed. He says the key to getting that done is giving the President Trade Promotion Authority. Nebraska Farm Bureau National Affairs Coordinator Jordan Dux says his group is behind that because it would be beneficial for his state’s producers.

Dux says it will be challenging to get T-TIP passed because the European Union has long erected trade barriers and not followed good sanitary phyto sanitary procedures when trading with the U.S.  He says those have to be overcome in order to get a solid trade agreement.

The T-TIP could support hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the U.S. and could boost exports to the E.U. by a third and add more than $ 100 billion annually to the U.S. gross domestic product.

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

kiss

A look at the news that made headlines and the stories you might have missed.

in National

Meat, seafood prices soaring on drought and disease

meat

Get ready for your grocery bill to jump even higher.

in National

Republicans may try to impeach Obama

obamprez

A top White House adviser says Republicans may try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy.

in National

White House bemoans lawmakers’ delay on border crisis

border

White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not approve $3.7B in emergency funds to tackle the child migration crisis.

in Local

Wayne State Registration Still Open

education 2

Students who are thinking of higher education can still register at Wayne State College in Nebraska for the start of classes next month.