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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 02/20/2002. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


LB1285 would establish the Livestock Industry Issue Task Force to examine the economic impact of the Nebraska livestock industry and the impact of regulations, including county zoning and state water quality regulations, on livestock production. In the Introducer’s statement of intent, Sen. Curt Bromm (Wahoo) notes that livestock feeding is the largest value-added agricultural export for Nebraska, and expresses concern regarding declining livestock production, particularly swine. The LB1285 task force would report to the Governor and Unicameral by December 15, 2002. The Agriculture Committee hearing on LB1285 was held February 12, 2002 and legislative action currently is pending.