USDA Determines Irrigation Losses From Tunnel Collapse Are Insurable

Because of this decision, Nebraska ag producers submitting claims for production and prevented planting losses will have more certainty about how this will be treated under their crop insurance policies.

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Nebraska and Wyoming Lawmakers Call on Department of Agriculture to Cover Massive Irrigation Losses

On behalf of the producers in Wyoming and Nebraska, we request USDA Risk Management Agency evaluate available reports and make a prompt determination to qualify these extraordinary circumstances as an insurable event resulting from adverse weather conditions and failure of the irrigation water supply for purposes of crop insurance coverage.

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Following Tyson Holcomb Plant Fire, Fischer Calls for Commodity Market Oversight and Flexibility for Livestock Haulers

I wrote to CFTC Chairman Tarbert and FMCSA Administrator Martinez regarding the fire at a beef processing plant in Holcomb, KS. I called for commodity market oversight and flexibility for livestock haulers to mitigate the damage to Nebraska ag.

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Weekly Column: An Answer to Prayers

The Fisher House groundbreaking is a clear representation of Nebraska’s deep respect for veterans and all of our service members. The foundation’s motto is “Because a family’s love is good medicine.” It’s a simple message, but as we’ve seen, it carries profound comfort and peace of mind to those who need it most.

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Weekly Column: On the Road in August

Even though it's been a tough year for NE, the strength of our people is evident as I've been on the road traveling our state. I’m excited to check in with Nebraskans & host roundtables this month to determine the specific ways I can help at the federal level.

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Fischer Statement on EPA Granting 31 Small Refinery Exemptions

The EPA recently announced that it will grant 31 exemption waivers to small oil refineries. I’m pleased that the administration is heading in a positive direction by waiving fewer gallons of ethanol this time around, but there’s more that must be done.

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