• Don McCabe

    Nebraska agriculture is in good hands

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on July 22, 2014

    These are exciting times in agriculture technology and research. I'm fortunate to be an agricultural journalist who's been able to report on some of the recent-year advances in crop and livestock production. Nebraska, with its innovative farmers and ranchers and University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists and Extension educators throughout the state, is in the midst of many of these new ideas and technologies. I sense the excitement and energy of UNL specialists at field days I attend…

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  • Don McCabe

    They Came, They Heard, But They Didn't Listen

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on April 2, 2014

    Perhaps it was the 60-day "short" legislative session loaded with controversial issues. Perhaps it was too much time allocated to the mountain lion hunting bill. Maybe it was the fatigue and weariness brought on by a cold winter. Whatever the reason, the 2014 Nebraska Legislature ignored rural Nebraska by failing to provide badly needed property tax relief. The paltry $25 million added to the state's property tax credit program only scratches the surface of alleviating the heavy…

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