Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 06/09/2004. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


On April 13, 2004 the Nebraska Legislature adopted LB962, one of the most far-reaching water laws in the state’s history. Governor Johanns signed LB962 into law on April 15, 2004. LB962 is based upon the December 2003 recommendations of the Nebraska Water Policy Task Force, and builds upon 1996 integrated water management legislation (LB108). This newsletter traces the development of integrated water management policies in Nebraska and how they are affected by LB962.