• Don McCabe

    Perspectives On Feeding The World's Growing Population

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on June 26, 2013

    Feeding 9 billion people on this planet by 2050. How often have you read about that challenge? Assuming the prognosticators are correct, how in the world do we do that? How do we double food and feed production by that time? Those are questions that greatly intrigue me. I don't have the answers. And I don't believe most experts do, either. But give them credit for putting this challenge on the front burner. They are doing just that at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, home…

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  • Don McCabe

    Dollars Still Needed To Defend Beef

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on June 13, 2013

    A Nebraska Cattlemen task force this spring made the right decision, at least for now, to back off from pursuing for a state-based beef checkoff in Nebraska. After more than a year's worth of background work, public meetings and a survey, task force members decided against seeking legislative action in 2014 on a $1 per-head state checkoff, one that would have been in addition to the $1 national checkoff. The drought's harsh impacts on cattlemen and poor market conditions were…

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