• Don McCabe

    Anti-Livestock and Anti-Ag Movement Gaining Ground

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on March 24, 2014

    I don't think Nebraska farmers and ranchers fully appreciate the threat to their way of life by the growing animal rights industry in this country. The list of organizations opposing modern farming practices, and livestock production specifically, continues to grow and their message is gaining momentum and influence with consumers. They will affect how you farm and raise livestock. That's not to take anything away from the dedicated farm men and women who stand up and tell the story…

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  • Don McCabe

    Use Your '40 Chances' To Help Feed The World

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on March 11, 2014

    In mid-February, I attended a national conference in Omaha on the fast-paced adoption of cover crops across the United States. Leading conservationists and farmer panelists presented useful information on the benefits of better soil health and sustainability through cover crops. The highlight of the conference, for me, was a presentation by Howard G. Buffett, Illinois farmer, author, photographer and manager of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private charitable foundation. The foundation…

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