• Don McCabe

    September Nebraska Farmer Will Weigh Down Your Mailbox

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on August 22, 2013

    When this blog was written, we watched with relief as our September issue headed to the presses. It's our largest edition of the year in and of itself, but it also includes the 100-page-plus Husker Harvest Days show program. When you receive your September issue in your mailbox, you'll notice it immediately. It's big, of course, but it's also perfect bound and not saddle-stitched. Producing it takes a bite out of my summer in terms of travels to the country, and…

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    Ranchers Like Homer Buell Demonstrate 'Innovations On The Land'

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on August 12, 2013

    Homer Buell is like the vast majority of Sandhills ranchers I know. He and the other members of Buell family of Rose have an abiding love of ranching and cattle and the grass, soil, water and wildlife resources they've protected through the generations. I've been to the Shovel Dot Ranch and seen the grazing management practices implemented by Homer and his family, including wife, Darla, and son, Chad. I saw, too, when the family a year ago was selected as Nebraska's winner in…

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    Plenty Of Outdoor Classrooms To Choose From This Summer

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on August 1, 2013

    I can remember in past years that late July and August were a bit more laid back compared to today in the field day arena. The so-called "slow news" times of late summer don't exist anymore. And, of course, the lazy, hazy days of summer never existed for farmers. For ag writers, the calendar is seemingly more packed than ever this year with crop production events sponsored by commodity associations, UNL Extension and the seed industry. It's a testament to the fact…

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