National Chairman of the Donald Trump for President Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee, Charles W. Herbster of Falls City, Nebraska announced today two more Nebraskans on the Trump Ag team’s advisory board:
Nebraska Farm Bureau President, Steve Nelson of Axtell, and former President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and a past President of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, J.D. Alexander of Pilger.
Nelson said, “Donald Trump cares about the most important issues – jobs and the economy, and he respects the tremendous role agriculture plays in the well-being of our country. His commitment to reducing regulations, repealing WOTUS, and limiting the over-reach of the EPA and the rest of the federal government is certainly needed. When you look at the candidates, it is clear that Donald Trump is the only candidate who will help our industry thrive.”
Alexander said, “After eight years of the Obama administration, our country desperately needs a new direction and a new voice that cares about agriculture. Donald Trump is a businessman, not a career politician. He will work for increased exports and expand international opportunities that are vital for our industry. It will be a welcome opportunity for agriculture to have a seat at the table.”
Herbster is a 5th-generation farmer, Owner of Herbster Angus Farms, and Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Conklin Company, a company that specializes in agriculture and animal health products, among others.
He has been traversing the country campaigning for Trump and talking about ag policy for a Republican administration.
Herbster said, “Steve and J.D. are two outstanding Nebraska agriculture leaders for our country. I am pleased they are joining me in leading the agricultural advisory committee for Donald Trump who is clearly the only candidate with the best interests of the agricultural community at the heart of his policies.”
Unions for Bacon
Endorsements in Congressional and other races usually don’t get noticed until they’re the man-bites-dog type.
Here’s one that you probably didn’t see coming:
The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union – Transportation Division endorsed retired Brigadier General Don Bacon today for the 2nd District Congressional race. SMART-TD represents over two thousand members in Nebraska.
State Director Bob Borgeson said, “At this critical time for our nation, it is imperative that we elect proven leaders like Don Bacon.”
Bacon noted, “My grandfather was a train engineer and was involved in a near fatal accident. I know firsthand that safety is paramount and this understanding shaped my leadership in the Air Force. When I am elected to Congress, I will work to pass the Safe Freight Act which is essential to protecting the lives of countless people.”
I totally would have gotten this through…
New Yorker Bob Kerrey likes to stay in the news here and there, and he has a piece out today in the Daily Beast demanding that the Presidential candidates discuss Social Security reforms.
Kerrey’s point is that both Hillary and Trump are old enough to receive Social Security, but neither really needs it — and so maybe its not as important to them (or, in theory their children or grandchildren).
Kerrey argues that it needs to be addressed, but that neither of these candidates or candidates for Congress will touch this Third Rail, because they know the Oldsters vote more than anyone else.
Kerrey always has some interesting plans (some argue that it was HIM who came up with the Cornhusker Kickback), but there is one other point with him: He was IN Congress when there was a Democrat President, and a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat controlled House. And look at all of the Social Security reforms that Kerrey won during those years……….
At this point Kerrey seems to be arguing simply for a discussion of the issue. And that’s fine. But hopefully some of that discussion is peppered with a little more realism of what can get done, or is likely to get done.
Or maybe some sort of suggestion HOW it could get done.
Politically, that is.
ICYMI, Governor Ricketts and Husker anthem-kneeler Michael Rose-Ivey, because of schedule conflicts this week, will put off their McMansion summit until AFTER football season.
Will the point be missed by then? Will other events take precedence?
Of course at that point, basketball season will have started and there is a great chance the whole thing will have reached another level…
Then there was this re-Tweet on Rose-Ivey’s Twitter feed:
Rose-Ivey will hopefully have the opportunity to ask Ricketts if he knows anyone who is a fan of this horrible racist, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker…
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