HASTINGS, NEB. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today welcomed Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) to Nebraska. Fischer and Roberts hosted a roundtable discussion with Nebraska agriculture stakeholders focused on trade and the farm bill at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island.
In the afternoon, Chairman Roberts and Fischer toured AGP Soybean Processing in Hastings.
“It was great to have Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Roberts in Nebraska today. In Grand Island, we had a productive farm bill roundtable discussion with Nebraska agriculture producers. Our conversation covered critical topics like trade, the need for a strong farm safety net, and the importance of broadband deployment to allow our producers to maximize their competitiveness. Later in the day, we toured AGP Soybean Processing plant in Hastings so that Chairman Roberts could see firsthand the world-class exports produced in the state. The Chairman and I will take the Nebraska ideas and input we heard today back to the committee as we continue to work on our next farm bill,” said Fischer.