Mar 15, 2019 Fort Report
Josh Moenning is the Mayor of Norfolk and a close friend of mine.  Given the ongoing flooding, over a third of Norfolk had to evacuate because of rising water concerns.  I texted Josh, and I called him.  He did not answer me­­––and I am glad he didn’t.  I know he is busy taking...
Mar 12, 2019 In The News
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to put Lincoln on the short list for relocation of two critical USDA programs, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the...
Mar 8, 2019 Fort Report
This might seem like an odd time to write about the rituals of summer when the frozen ground is covered by seven inches of snow.  This time of year, however, is when the important niche rural business of corn detasseling makes plans for summer hiring of local teens.  While only...
Mar 2, 2019 Fort Report
You may not see this on TV, but much of the work in Washington goes on outside the glare of media.  It’s in committees where the hard work of advocating for lower drug prices, safer foods, and helping the world’s most vulnerable is accomplished.  Here are two examples from this...
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) provided the following statement regarding the House vote on the President’s National Emergency Declaration: “This is a national security issue, a humanitarian issue, and a drug enforcement issue,” Fortenberry said.  “...
Feb 22, 2019 Fort Report
Hannah Esch, an agriculture student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Nebraska Beef Ambassador, was surprised on a recent visit with young school children.  When asked a basic question about where food comes from, a third-grader from a rural community answered that...
Feb 22, 2019 In The News
Video of Fortenberry Speaks on WJAG Radio
Feb 19, 2019 Press Release
(Lincoln, NE) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today that, due to severe weather conditions, the Farm Bill review session scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, at the Elkhorn Natural Resources District Conference Room in Norfolk has been postponed....