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  • Gov. Ricketts, Ag Director Celebrate Opening of Argentina to U.S Pork

    August 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach issued statements following news that the Trump Administration has reached an agreement with Argentina that opens another market for U.S. agricultural products.

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Value-Added Ag Investment Successes, Growth Strategies

    August 16, 2017

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted the continuing success of his administration in growing Nebraska through value-added agriculture.  The Governor’s comments came at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference held in Omaha.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Prisons Lawsuit

    August 16, 2017

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had filed a lawsuit against the state’s prison system.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Trade Leaders Outline Principles for NAFTA Modernization

    August 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska’s leaders in international trade outlined principles for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) modernization ahead of planned negotiations on the agreement.  Negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico are scheduled to begin in Washington, D.C. on August 16, 2017.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on July Tax Receipts Shortfall

    August 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for July fell $7.6 million, or 2.8 percent, short of projections. 

  • Value-Added Investments Grow Agriculture

    August 14, 2017

    Investments in the area of value-added agriculture are helping to grow our state’s number one industry.  Many people think of traditional row crops when they think of agriculture, however, modern-day technology and innovations are helping the industry add value to Nebraska’s traditional commodities.  This is great news for all Nebraskans because it’s attracting new investments, creating jobs, and increasing local demand for raw commodities across our state.  Highly-respected national and... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Trade Delegation Return from Canadian Trade Mission

    August 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska trade delegation returned from a trade mission to Canada which highlighted the positive relationships Nebraska has developed with its largest export partner.  The Governor and his team are enthusiastic about growing opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers in the state.