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Senator Wehrbein and members of the Appropriations Committee. My name is John Owens, and I am University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
I thank Senator Schrock and all the senators co-sponsoring LB569 for their recognition of the importance of agriculture in Nebraska, where one in four jobs depends on this vital industry. Their support for the work done by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources to continually strengthen Nebraska agriculture is deeply gratifying and greatly appreciated.