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  • Gov. Ricketts Addresses the USDA’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

    February 21, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C.  His address came during a panel titled “The Evolving Regulatory Landscape and Adoption of Precision Agriculture.”  During his address, Governor Ricketts highlighted the opportunities biotechnology has created in Nebraska, and called for the federal and state governments to encourage innovation by creating a pro-growth ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

    February 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA, also known as “Future Farmers of America,” started in 1928.  Its mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.”  FFA Week is celebrated ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Leads Second Trade Mission to Mexico

    February 19, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts recently returned from leading a delegation on a trade mission to Mexico.  The visit marked the Governor’s second trade mission to Mexico in as many years.  The purpose of the mission was to meet with government officials and to promote Nebraska as a destination for investment.
  • Let’s Keep Nebraska Pro-Life

    February 19, 2019
    It’s well-known that Nebraska is a pro-life state.  Over the years, Senators, Governors, and pro-life advocates have worked to make Nebraska a national leader in public policy protecting the dignity of human life.  Less than a year ago, the Legislature stood with Nebraskans and voted for a pro-life budget.  This was a big step forward in protecting the dignity of human life.
  • Governor Ricketts’ Presidents’ Day Statement

    February 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated on Monday, February 18, 2019.
  • Gov. Ricketts Recognized by Nebraskans Embracing Life

    February 15, 2019
    OMAHA – During a recent event, Governor Pete Ricketts received “The Peter Bataillon Award” from Nebraskans Embracing Life.  The award recognizes Governor Ricketts’ public service for the protection of all human life, born and unborn.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on January Tax Receipts

    February 15, 2019
    LINCOLN –  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state General Fund tax receipts for January were $32 million behind the certified forecast, or 7.6 percent, below projections.