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Extension circular 128 discusses barberry eradication in Nebraska. The barberry eradication campaign in Nebraska began in the spring of 1918. At the same time similar campaigns started in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The demand for increased food production during the late war and the enormous loss from stem rust in 1916, were chiefly responsible for the starting of the eradication campaign by the Office of Cereal Investigations of the United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Colleges of Agriculture, State Departments of Agriculture and other agencies in these 13 states.