• Don McCabe

    A look back with Nebraska Farmer, 1956

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on December 30, 2013

    I was a youngster during the 1950s on our farm in northeast Nebraska. I hold no special memories of 1956, although my father did buy a blue 1956 Chevy, a car I wished I had today. I bring up that particular year because during a noon break in our small office library recently I happened to pull from the shelves the 1956 bound volume of Nebraska Farmer. I lost track of time leafing through the pages, reading about Nebraska agriculture trends and issues the staff reported on back then. It's…

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  • Don McCabe

    Speaking 'To The Choir' Frightens Him

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on December 11, 2013

    It was one of the largest Nebraska Cattlemen conventions in years, and a big reason was the association's celebration of its 125 years of representing Nebraska cattle producers. NC enlisted a lineup of thought-provoking speakers during the three-day event and I sat through several of them. It was a time of reminiscing about past leaders, events and changes in the industry, of debating present-day issues and looking ahead to challenges. Nebraska's largest ag sector knows how to put on…

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