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Nebraska Farmers Union Creates Program to Help Divert Waste from Lincoln Landfill

In the next 16 years, the Lincoln Landfill off Bluff Road is expected to be full, which is part of the reason the Nebraska Farmers Union decided to create a pilot program to divert food waste.

John Hansen, President of Nebraska Farmers Union said, "Products that would normally go to the landfill in Lincoln, about 16% of total volume is food waste."

As an organization that produces food in the first place, Hansen said this seems wasteful. "We are creating a landfill cost and a problem that need not to be there."

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