Nebraska livestock

Dozens of chicken barns, like this complex southwest of David City, Nebraska were built in Butler County to supply broilers for Costco. The county became a popular location because it has no zoning ordinances. (Paul Hammel/Nebraska Examiner)

Nebraska bill aims to protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits

BY: - January 23, 2023

LINCOLN — A proposed revision to Nebraska’s “right to farm” law, promoted as increasing protections for farmers, is being condemned by environmentalists as a way to eliminate nearly all nuisance lawsuits. Under Legislative Bill 662, introduced Wednesday by State Sen. Beau Ballard of Lincoln, only landowners who live within a half-mile of agricultural operation, and […]

Rows of compost, with chicken bones visible, sat just west of David City on Sept. 30.

Compost piles containing dead chickens near wellfield in Nebraska town to be removed

BY: - November 18, 2022

DAVID CITY, NEBRASKA — Piles of compost containing dead chicken parts are expected to be removed soon after the mayor of David City and nearby residents complained that the compost was within the wellhead protection area for the town’s water supply. But while state officials said the composting operation followed applicable rules, the incident has […]