Nebraska’s five-person congressional delegation, reinforced by an executive from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, delivered the message to a 300-person audience invited by the chambers of commerce of Lincoln, Omaha and Nebraska to the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum near Ashland.

This farmland seems like a winning lottery ticket because it might fetch $40,000 or $50,000 an acre if or when they sell it to a developer. They know that’s serious money. They know it’s inevitable, though they don’t like to think about closing the book on five generations of Rohwers who have farmed in west Omaha — or west of Omaha — since the Civil War.

About 400 Nebraska farmers are having to transfer their hail-only crop insurance after an insurance agency, Crop Pro Insurance Services of Johnston, Iowa, gave them cancellation notices, Nebraska Insurance Director Bruce Ramge said Wednesday.