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Nebraska gubernatorial candidate touring the state


One Nebraska Gubernatorial Candidate has been touring the state after receiving the endorsement of one industry group.

Republican nominee Pete Ricketts stopped in Norfolk, Nebraska Wednesday morning with officials from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Association.

He recently received the Farm Bureau's backing in November's election against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons, Nebraska.

Ricketts held a farm and ag policy town hall with Siouxland voters.

Ricketts says that his business background translates easily to issues facing ag producers.

"Well agriculture is a business our farmers and ranchers take risks everyday. Coming from the business world, I know and understand what it means to take a risk, and that why it's so important that we put the right policy in place to be able to grow agriculture here in Nebraska," Ricketts said.

President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Steve Nelson said that when the farm bureau tallied their membership through out the state, backing Ricketts was an easy decision.

"He understands property taxes and how important those are to Nebraska. He understands how important water issues are to the farmers and ranchers in Nebraska. He's very committed to young farmers and ranchers," Nelson said.

Ricketts also says that his running mate, current Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann, rounds out the ticket with his extensive background in agriculture and livestock.

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