Nebraska Cattlemen Applauds Sen. Fischer’s Appointment to Senate Ag Committee
LINCOLN, NE (Jan. 9, 2018) – Nebraska Cattlemen congratulates U.S. Senator Deb Fischer for her appointment today to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nation’s agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health.
“We sincerely appreciate Senator Fischer for her willingness to serve on the Senate Ag Committee,” said NC President Galen Frenzen. “Her input and influence will be especially critical as the Committee begins debate on 2018 farm bill proposals.”
Nebraska Cattlemen considers four issues to be of vital importance as Congress undertakes the next farm bill: a fully funded U.S. Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank; protecting trade promotion programs such as the Foreign Market Development and Market Access Programs to help develop emerging overseas markets; robust drought and disaster assistance; and opposition to mandatory country-of-origin labeling.
The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state’s beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen’s associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.