Bish Enterprises

Nebraska company designs 27-row folding corn header

nn n October 26th, 2023 | Bryce Doeschot n nn n Bish Enterprises has unveiled what they call the world’s largest folding corn header, sporting a 27-row, 20-inch configuration. n nn n The colossal corn header features a 45-foot in-field cutting width, which folds down to 30 feet, making it maneuverable and transport-friendly. n nn n “Our latest addition transcends mere machinery,” said Andrew Bish, chief operating officer of Bish Enterprises. “It represents our unwavering commitment to continuously empower the farming community with top-tier tools, equipping them to meet the challenges and opportunities of modern farming.” n nn n Key Performance Highlights: n nn nn n In a news release, Bish Enterprises expressed their appreciation for the dedicated and talented Bish Team members, local farming families, and collaborators who played roles in the success of the project. n nn n   n nn

Andrew Bish from Hemp Harvest Works & Bish Enterprises

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.16″ background_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0)” global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_row column_structure=”1_5,3_5,1_5″ admin_label=”Row – video” _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_column type=”1_5″ _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_5″ _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_image src=”https://hempharvestworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/60369d8f843a6.image_-300×169.jpg” alt=”Poultry Hemp Feed | Healthier Chicken Feed | Hemp Chicken” title_text=”60369d8f843a6.image” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_5″ _builder_version=”4.16″ global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.16″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.16″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||” theme_builder_area=”post_content”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.16″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}” theme_builder_area=”post_content”] Andrew Bish from Hemp Harvest Works & Bish Enterprises n This week on the podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Andrew Bish, the COO of Bish Enterprises and the founder of Hemp Harvest Works, both in Giltner, Nebraska. Bish enterprises is known for its header adapters, and they do custom builds of large-scale headers and research headers for the soy and sorghum industries. n Andrew Bish founded Hemp Harvest Works, under the Bish Enterprises umbrella, in 2017, in anticipation of meeting the needs of farmers in the up and coming grain and fiber sectors of the hemp industry. They also manufacture cultivation and harvesting equipment for CBD growers. n Bish is also the vice president of the Hemp Feed Coalition, a group that is working to gain federal approval to use hemp and its byproducts as a feed for animals, which will create another avenue for hemp farmers to market their crops and give livestock producers another source of animal nutrition. n Bish celebrates the long list of uses for hemp, but says that if the farmer that grows the hemp can’t afford to grow it, then what’s the point? “We have to make it affordable for the farmer. That farmer has to profit from this plant.” And that’s what motivates his work with the Hemp Feed Coalition: creating ways for hemp farmers to be profitable. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_button button_url=”https://www.lancasterfarming.com/community/podcasts_and_audio/andrew-bish-from-hemp-harvest-works-bish-enterprises/article_0d6bdfa6-76cf-11eb-af94-a35ea78b1a89.html” url_new_window=”on” button_text=”Full Article” button_alignment=”center” _builder_version=”4.17.4″ custom_padding=”10px|25px|10px|25px|true|true” hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” global_colors_info=”{}” button_bg_color__hover_enabled=”on|hover” button_bg_color_gradient_start__hover=”#ff9d00″ button_bg_color_gradient_end__hover=”#fbc61e” button_bg_color_gradient_stops__hover=”#ff9d00 25%|#fbc61e 75%” theme_builder_area=”post_content” sticky_enabled=”0″ button_bg_use_color_gradient__hover=”on”][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Nebraska opens licensing process for would-be hemp farmers, processors

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If any such bills are passed, the contract calls for nullification of the December agreement, which raised salaries of corrections officers. n State Sen. Matt Hansen of Lincoln, who heads the Legislature’s Business and Labor Committee, recently requested a legal opinion from the AG’s office about whether that clause to oppose Legislative Bill 109 was an unconstitutional ban on the free speech rights of union members “on a matter of public concern.” n Clause in labor agreement for Nebraska prison workers requires union to oppose certain bills n ​LB 109, which is awaiting first-round debate, reclassified corrections officers as a means to increase their wages. Hansen said another pending bill, LB 345, is probably also off-limits, because it would limit how much mandatory overtime prison workers would be forced to work. n In his request for a legal opinion, Hansen cited a past U.S. Supreme Court ruling that protected the rights of public employees to speak about matters of public concern, even though they work for the government. n But the AG’s office, in a Jan. 30 response to Hansen, declined to provide the senator a legal opinion on that and five other legal questions he posed. n The three-page rejection letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Leslie Donley, noted that the AG’s office limits its legal opinions to “valid legislative purposes,” which, for senators, are to “make, alter or repeal” legislation. n Hansen’s requests, Donley wrote, did not seek an opinion about proposed or pending legislation, and thus the office declined to offer a legal opinion. n Hansen said he was disappointed by the response because he felt his questions were clearly relevant to pending legislation. n Youth center oversight is questioned n Administration officials opposed measures Tuesday that would increase legislative oversight of the state institutions serving juvenile offenders. n Dannette Smith, CEO of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, testified against Legislative Resolution 298, which would create a special legislative committee to monitor conditions and changes at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers. n Mark LaBouchardiere, HHS director of facilities, spoke against LB 1144, which would require the agency to report more information about the centers and require the State Ombudsman’s Office to take a look at the physical condition of HHS-run institutions every year. n The two argued that the added oversight would distract HHS officials from making needed improvements to the centers and from their other duties. Smith said the new committee would duplicate the oversight provided by the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, while LaBouchardiere said the agency already provides numerous reports. n AD Quality Auto360p720p1080pTop articles1/3READ MORETrump knocks Democrats over delay in reporting Iowa caucus results n Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha, the HHS committee chairwoman, said the committee put forward both proposals in response to the crisis that prompted state officials to move all the girls out of the Geneva center in August. n The girls ended up in the Kearney center, which previously was for boys only. They have remained at Kearney while the department has worked on revamping the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers system. n HHS committee members called for a special oversight committee to put together the expertise and perspective of multiple legislative committees. LR 298 calls for the oversight group to include members of the HHS, Education, Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. n Howard said the reports called for in LB 1144 would help bring to light the kinds of problems that contributed to the Geneva crisis before conditions get as bad as they did. n Geneva center for female juvenile offenders went from perfect score to perfect storm n ​​Hemp law changes n An Omaha state senator said Tuesday that he plans to stop efforts this year aimed at ensuring that people buying CBD, or cannabidiol, products get what they pay for. n Sen. Justin Wayne told members of the Agriculture Committee that the session is too short to work out the complicated issues involved with LB 1219. He asked the committee to take no action on the measure, which he introduced on behalf of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. n The measure sought to provide some regulation over CBD products, which were legalized but not regulated by last year’s hemp farming bill. It also would have set legal age requirements on CBD purchasers. n Federal officials approve Nebraska’s hemp rules; licensing process for 2020 opens Monday n Corey O’Brien, from the AG’s office, said the office wanted to at least start a discussion about protection issues. He said the measure was not intended to be anti-hemp. But hemp advocates panned the proposal, although they agreed that some type of consumer protection is needed. n “I believe no sections of the bill are appropriate for Nebraska,” said Jacob Bish of Bish Enterprises and Hemp Harvest Works. n Hemp advocates and more traditional agricultural groups gave a friendlier reception to two other hemp-related bills. LB 1152 is aimed at bringing the new state law in line with federal regulations, while LB 919 would require the State Department of Agriculture to approve all hemp growing, processing and marketing licenses from qualified applicants. 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