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Nebraska Grain and Feed Association Supports Senator Fischer’s Legislation for the Safe Transport of Ag and Livestock Products

"NEGFA believes that these three changes introduced by Senator Fischer well help the agricultural sector, by strengthening uniformity and clarity for agricultural product transportation and decrease some of the limitations set in Senate Bill 4720," said NEGFA President Scott Sterkel.
Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Grain and Feed Association (NEGFA) thanks Senator Deb Fischer for introducing the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act of 2020.  
 
The HAULS Act would:
  1. Eliminate the requirement that ag and livestock hours-of-service (HOS) exemptions only apply during state designated planting and harvesting seasons
  2. Amend and clarify the definition of “agricultural commodities” based on feedback provided by agriculture and livestock organizations
  3. Authorize a 150 air-mile exemption from HOS requirements on the destination side of a haul for ag and livestock haulers
These incremental changes will help the seasonal transportation spikes of food, fiber, and other agricultural supplies. For Nebraska, the addition of feed ingredients, such as soybean meal and distillers grains, to the agricultural products definition improves the transport of agricultural products providing more consistency and efficiency through the process which benefits the all of us as consumers. 
 
"NEGFA believes that these three changes introduced by Senator Fischer well help the agricultural sector, by strengthening uniformity and clarity for agricultural product transportation and decrease some of the limitations set in Senate Bill 4720," said NEGFA President Scott Sterkel. 
 
Full text of the legislation is available here.
Senator Fischer's Press Release
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The Nebraska Grain and Feed Association (NEGFA) is the Nebraska business association representing Nebraska's grain elevators and animal feed manufacturers. NEGFA has served the industry since 1896 dedicated to supporting agribusiness with education, advocacy, and information. More than 125 companies are members working together to keep Nebraska agriculture strong and growing. For more information about Nebraska Grain and Feed Association visit www.negfa.org  

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