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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics’ Farm and Ranch Management team is presenting a series of webinars focusing on management, profitability, economic outlook and farm survival.

The live webcasts will cover topics and issues relevant to producers and communities in the state. They will be presented by experts from across the country and include time for questions and answers.

The free webinars will be held on Zoom and will run for approximately one hour. Registration is open to everyone until the start of each session (see schedule below).

Additional webinars are expected to be announced.

Additional information, a schedule of upcoming webinars and recordings of each session will be available on this page.

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  • Thursday, Oct. 29, noon CDT: Ballot Initiatives: Election Day 2020 Register.

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All times central.

Ballot Initiatives: Election Day 2020

Thursday, Oct. 29, noon.

Dave Aiken, professor and agricultural law specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics.

Medical marijuana will not be on the 2020 general election ballot, but capping payday lender interest rates and casino gambling at race tracks will be. Learn about the potential pros and cons of each ballot issue.

Aiken will explain each of the six initiatives facing voters, along with the positions of both proponents and opponents of each issue and what the potential impact of each issue could be, especially on property taxes.

Measures on the Nov. 3 ballot that will be discussed include two proposed constitutional amendments: one that would eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment of a crime and another that would extend the maximum time for tax increment financing for redevelopment projects in cities and villages from 15 to 20 years if at least half the project area is extremely blighted. Ballot initiatives that will be covered include a proposal to reduce payday loan charges, and a trio of proposals centered around allowing and regulating casino gambling.

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