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ICYMI: Smith Welcomed U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Republican Thompson in Nebraska

August 23, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) recently welcomed House Agriculture Committee Ranking Republican, Congressman G.T Thompson (R-PA) to Nebraska’s Third District, the number one Congressional district for agriculture production.

During the trip, Smith and Thompson visited the United States Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), near Clay Center, and Nebraska’s first dry mill ethanol plant, Chief Ethanol Fuels near Hastings. Former United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Greg Ibach, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue and representatives from the USDA and the University of Nebraska participated in the visit.

The trip provided an opportunity for representatives to visit with Smith and Thompson on the importance of federal agriculture policy to Nebraska’s Third District. In particular, the discussion focused on the significance of livestock regulations and the direction of federal policy concerning liquid fuels like ethanol.

“Strong agriculture policies are a vital part of ensuring Nebraska’s producers can compete globally,” said Smith. “I appreciate my colleague G.T Thompson, the lead Republican on the House Agriculture Committee, for his interest in the production practices of our great state as we continue to work collaboratively to improve federal agriculture policy.”