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  • Biofuels Grow Nebraska

    August 21, 2018

    In our ag economy, biofuels are playing an increasingly important role in growing more opportunity for the next generation of farm families.  With economic uncertainty and low commodity prices, ethanol not only helps build reliable demand for our corn, but it also helps our country achieve greater energy independence.  Nebraska now has the capacity to produce over 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol.  The ethanol industry directly employs over 1,300 Nebraskans and indirectly supports many more... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    August 20, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.

  • Gov. Ricketts Submits Comments on EPA RFS Volumes Proposal

    August 20, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, who is a past chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, announced that he has submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

  • Governor’s Trade Delegation Returns from Vietnam

    August 20, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed back a trade delegation led by Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman.  Wellman and NDA staff were in Vietnam August 6th-10th to promote Nebraska agriculture and to introduce potential buyers and distributors to quality Nebraska beef.

  • Gov. Ricketts Recognizes Nebraska Companies Featured on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

    August 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts recognized the 24 Nebraska companies which have been selected for the Inc. Magazine 5000 list.

  • Governor’s Office Encouraging Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers for ServeNebraska’s 2018 Step Forward Awards

    August 15, 2018

    LINCOLN – The Governor’s Office, along with ServeNebraska, also known as the Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission, is encouraging private citizens, businesses, service clubs, nonprofits, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and local government agencies across the state to nominate their outstanding volunteers for statewide recognition by August 27.

  • Gov. Ricketts Welcomes Marcel Pika to the State Capitol

    August 15, 2018

    LINCOLN – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Marcel Pika of Lincoln to the State Capitol.  Governor Ricketts and members of Nebraska’s federal delegation had previously advocated for Mr. Pika’s release while he was being held prisoner in the Republic of the Congo.