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Ag groups seek to expand Nebraska's livestock industry


February 11, 2018

OSMOND, Neb. (AP) — A shockingly big bill for farm fertilizer kicked Melissa Doerr into action.

With her husband away for National Guard training, the northeast Nebraska farmer didn't waste time figuring out her own way to bring in another paycheck to support the family of six.

That was in early 2016. She heard about a new hog operation one of her Pierce County neighbors had started, and got the ball rolling on launching her own.

By that December, Doerr had won over her husband, Justin Doerr, to the plan, and the family had built a barn and taken delivery of their first load of piglets to...

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