• Curt Arens

    On the Farm, Privacy Seems to Be a Thing of the Past

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     by Curt Arens
     on July 30, 2013

    Those of us with a bunch of young children still at home know that privacy is almost unheard of. Phone calls, “Mom and Dad” conversations about the children, colorful metaphors uttered at an inopportune time at an uncooperative cow, are all being listened to by alert little ears. Every word Dad utters will be repeated at an awkward moment, usually in a crowd, at a quiet time when everyone can hear it, by a little one trying to get attention. These little guys are like sponges who…

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    Young Rural Nebraska Residents Have Vested Interest in Unicameral

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     by Curt Arens
     on April 9, 2013

    I had the honor of accompanying my wife’s 8th grade class at St. Rose School to Lincoln on a citizenship field trip. Students were treated to a planetarium show at Morrill Hall, and tours of Memorial Stadium, the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, along with a quick, but necessary stop at the East Campus Dairy Store. They thoroughly enjoyed all of these activities. At our school, 8th graders have been traveling to Lincoln for 44 years for this kind of trip. With…

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    What Does Mainstream Media Think About Farmers?

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     by Curt Arens
     on February 12, 2013

    Forget about “red state” and “blue state” issues and complexities. Forget about politics in general. Forget about the fact that our rural culture is considered almost foreign to many urbanites. Because the farm policy battles of the future will be fought in a surprising arena. The fight for national food security and agriculture policy in the coming decades will not be fought on the farm, or anywhere near our own turf. Those fights will take place in the media, and…

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    In Good Hands

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     by Curt Arens
     on January 17, 2011

    Senators and farm leaders work together to raise a strong voice for agriculture.   When Nebraska Farmer editor, Don McCabe developed the idea of surveying farm leaders and legislative veterans around the state about the strength of the voice of agriculture in shaping farm policy, he didn’t know how these folks would answer. With a shrinking rural population in much of the state and with redistricting looming large over this session of the Unicameral, it is a sure bet that…

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