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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces $15 Million Saved for Nebraskans with Medicare

    November 29, 2016

    Today, Governor Ricketts and Director of Insurance Bruce Ramge announced that Nebraska’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) has saved Nebraskans with Medicare more than $15 million over the past year.  Open enrollment for the 2017 Medicare Part D drug plans began on October 15, 2016 and runs through December 7, 2016.

  • Lt. Governor Foley, NDA Assistant Director Travel to Israel to Promote Nebraska Ag

    November 29, 2016

    Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Assistant Director Mat Habrock will be in Israel Nov. 27-30 to promote the state's agriculture industry and attend a special dinner reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence featuring beef from  Nebraska.

  • Expanding Nebraska Export Opportunities

    November 29, 2016

    Nebraska farmers and businesses are at the forefront of the noble pursuit of feeding the world. The ever growing global population only increases Nebraska’s export potential. With that in mind, last week I led a delegation from Nebraska on a trade mission to China where we saw firsthand the global opportunities for Nebraska products, services and research. The delegation included Nebraska ag, business, and community leaders committed to developing or expanding trade and investment... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement

    November 29, 2016

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Veterans Day:

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Thanksgiving Statement

    November 29, 2016

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated on November 24, 2016:

  • Gov. Ricketts, Trade Delegation Help Bolster Ag Exports from Nebraska to China

    November 15, 2016

    HONG KONG – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his trade mission to China, Hong Kong, and Macau led to the signing of nine agreements to bolster markets for Nebraska beef and pork.  The trade delegation included state officials from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), Nebraska Department of Economic Development, farmers and ranchers, and representatives from the University of Nebraska and Nebraska businesses. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Contract to Sell Preferred Popcorn in China

    November 14, 2016

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), helped Preferred Popcorn LLC of Chapman announce a contract with their long-time Chinese partner, Zhong Liang Tian Run (ZLTR) Trading Inc.  This contract keeps ZLTR on track to purchase millions of pounds of bulk popcorn from Nebraska-based Preferred Popcorn and for China to remain one of the largest markets among the 70 countries where Preferred has customers.  The... read more