Farm to School Summit Coming to West Point


Do you want to learn more about Farm to School opportunities in Nebraska?  Join The Center for Rural Affairs along with the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Food Cooperative and Nebraska Farmers Union for a Farm to School Summit on the afternoon of March 18 in West Point, Nebraska.

Farm to School Summit
1:00 – 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 18
Nielsen Community Center
West Point, NE
*Please register before March 10 at www.cfra.org/farm-to-school

This informative, hands-on workshop will bring together cross-sector stakeholders (schools, growers/producers, and community members) and small to mid-sized producers, school districts, and community members will find this Summit informational and actionable.

Three breakout tracks will be held that will set your farm, school, or community on the garden path to plot out the feasibility, identify barriers and opportunities, and develop an action plan. Implementing a farm to school program is not a “one size fits all!”

For more info visit our Farm to School website or contact me at carylg@cfra.org or on my
cell (308) 850-6041 or office (308) 357-1000

Court Overturns LB1161


Nebraska Farmers Union Says Court Decision to Overturn LB1161
is an Enormous Victory for Landowner Rights and Due Process
 
Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) is extremely pleased with today’s court decision ruling LB 1161 unconstitutional, and is proud of our landowners, members, and the legal team.  This court decision affirms our initial suspicions that we clearly voiced at every step of the process with the Nebraska Legislature about the constitutionality of circumventing the siting and routing process that had already been approved in the 2011 Special Session LB1.  We said this was special use legislation, that it was unconstitutional, and lacked the appropriate safeguards and process for the use of eminent domain.
 
This is an enormous victory for our landowners, for the protection of private property rights relative to the proper use of eminent domain, for due process, and for the legal system.  Landowner attorney David Domina and his legal team did an outstanding job, as did our landowners Susan Straka, Susan Dunavan, and Randy Thompson.
 
TransCanada’s arrogance once again appropriately bit them.  The President cannot approve a pipeline that does not have an approved route through the State of Nebraska.
 
The entire TransCanada process in Nebraska has been a process of unending shortcuts.  TransCanada took a shortcut over the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer which was problematic.  They then took a shortcut in due process in the Nebraska Legislature.  And in both cases these shortcuts led to a dead end.  This ruling is a perfect example of what happens when you take procedural shortcuts and violate our constitution.
 
Nebraska Farmers Union is a general farm organization with more than 6,000 farm and ranch family members dedicated to protecting and enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers and ranchers, and their rural communities.  Since 1913, Nebraska Farmers Union has helped organize over 445 cooperatives.
 
 
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Graham P. Christensen
Public Affairs Director
Nebraska Farmers Union
402-476-8815 (Office)
402-217-5217 (Cell)
facebook: Nebraska Farmers Union
@grahamchristen

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