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An Urban's View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Aug 31, 2015 06:44 AM CDT

If "Plastics" are the future, as the man said in the 1967 movie "The Graduate" -- and the evidence so far suggests he was right -- where does that leave America's farmlands?

I've wondered about that ever since the Snowy Owls invaded Nebraska a few years ago. A recent visit to a marine-science museum in Oregon and a Wall Street Journal article have renewed my concern.

There wasn't any snow on the ground that January day the Snowy Owl invasion was reported. Usually the large white owls stay close to home in the Arctic and feast on their favorite food, ...

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