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NFB bullish on agricultural growth in 2024

The president of Nebraska Farm Bureau says 2024 will be an opportunity to grow the state’s ag industry.

Mark McHargue tells Brownfield farmers are adapting to challenging economic conditions. “We are going to have to run a little leaner on our operations for profitability, but we’re going to have lots of really great opportunities that we’re going to have to look at. I think we have to be very open minded on what agriculture is going to look like over the next couple of years.”

He says Nebraska is uniquely positioned to be at the center of carbon and climate change discussions. “We just have so much natural resource and a lot of that’s within our groundwater and we’re having conversations about the different things that we can do with corn production and the bioeconomy.”

McHargue says NFB members are optimistic about the state’s biofuels industry. “I would fully anticipate by this time next year we may have some plants that may be trying to site here in Nebraska.”

NFB’s annual meeting has been underway this week and McHargue says it will wind down on Tuesday with the policy session.

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