Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 07/02/2003. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


On May 22, 2003 the Nebraska Unicameral adopted Legislative Bill 754 (1) to allow the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to designate counties as livestock friendly, and (2) to change procedures for county livestock zoning permits. LB754 is the latest chapter in an ongoing legal and political battle over livestock production. LB754 was signed by Governor Johanns and will take effect August 31, 2003. This newsletter briefly reviews LB754 within the context of recent livestock production controversies.