Nebraska group creates an ‘advocacy fund’

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is creating what it calls “an Ag Advocacy Fund.”  Farm Bureau president Keith Olsen announced the establishment of the special fund during his annual meeting address in Kearney.

The purpose, according to Olsen, is to have resources available to respond to unexpected challenges as they arise.  In his words, it would “allow Nebraska Farm Bureau to react quickly to assaults on the farmers and ranchers of Nebraska.” 

Olsen did not specifically mention the Humane Society of the United States when announcing the Ag Advocacy Fund.  But earlier in his speech, he listed the actions of the HSUS as one the top challenges facing agriculture.  Although HSUS has not introduced any animal welfare legislation in Nebraska, the group has recently hired a state director and held a town hall meeting in Lincoln.

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