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Agriculture Committee

January 4th, 2017

The Agriculture Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • crop development; exports; prices, commodity programs and boards; agricultural marketing
  • livestock; brands; development; health; auction markets
  • warehouses; public grain warehouses; grain storage
  • Department of Agriculture; Nebraska State Fair Board; county fairs
  • farming and ranching
  • agricultural products; research, development, and utilization; foods; milk, eggs
  • fertilizer; feeds; agricultural chemicals
  • weather modification; climate assessment
  • cooperatives
  • weights and measures
  • weeds; noxious weeds
  • lodging; eating facilities; Nebraska Pure Food Act; meat inspection
  • pests and pesticides; animals
  • seeds
  • pet shops; commercial breeders

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. CST on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

Notes:  The Chair has submitted the notice for the following committee hearing.  For more information about either bill, please select the “Hearing Schedule” link under the “Resources” menu to the right.

The order of bills and other items listed for each hearing day is only the anticipated order in which they will be taken up.  The order may change up to and including the date of the hearing.


January 26
Room 1524

LB 90 (Halloran) — Change fee provisions under the Pesticide Act and the Nebraska Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner Act
LB 91 (Brandt) — Change germination seed testing provisions under the Nebraska Seed Law

Relevant Statutes
October 5th, 2008
Committee Members
  • Sen. Steve Halloran, Chairperson
  • Sen. Tom Brandt
  • Sen. Tom Brewer
  • Sen. John Cavanaugh
  • Sen. Tim Gragert
  • Sen. Mike Groene
  • Sen. Ben Hansen
  • Sen. Steve Lathrop
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