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Farm Bureau Endorses Pillen For Governor


Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Pillen has scored a big endorsement from the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm group and an influential voice among farmers. Leaders of the farm-advocacy group say Pillen was the “overwhelming consensus” choice among their county members throughout Nebraska who made the decision. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Mark McHargue says Pillen is a fiscal conservative and a good listener with a background in agriculture. Pillen is a veterinarian and the owner of Pillen Family Farms and DNA Genetics, and he was raised on a farm in Platte County. Pillen is locked in a competitive GOP primary with Charles Herbster, a Falls City agribusiness executive and a close ally of former President Donald Trump.