Smith plans district ag tour
August 15, 2019
Agriculture is integral to Nebraska’s history. The Homestead Act of 1863 allowed U.S. citizens to earn ownership of lands in the west, including Nebraska, provided they improve and farm the land for five years.
Four years after the Homestead Act, in 1867, Nebraska earned its statehood with help from these new farmers and ranchers.
This dedication to agriculture never diminished, and to this day, one out of four jobs in Nebraska is related to agriculture.
This is especially true for Nebraska’s Third District, which has once again been named the number one agricultural district in the n...