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The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry
Once a staple of the American farm, the U.S. sheep herd today is just one-tenth the size it was in the 1940s.The decline is the result of converging economic and cultural factors...
Government shutdown leaves farmers guessing
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides a flow of statistics on farm markets. But, the government shutdown dried up that stream of data. Farmers and ranchers aren’t getting...
At least 1,000 cattle dead from northwest...
In northwest Nebraska, cleanup continues from last weekend’s early-season blizzard. Ranchers are dealing with cattle killed by the snowstorm, while townspeople cope with piles of...
Looking At Two High-Paying Careers With Very...
Women earn less than men in Nebraska, in part because the types of jobs women gravitate toward tend to have lower salaries. Two high-paying careers in particular have garnered a...
Nebraska Journalists Learn About Free Press...
Americans generally take freedom of the press for granted. A group of Nebraska journalists rediscovered how important those rights are during a visit with their counterparts in...
Nebraska Grads Finding Work as Nannies
Families needing an extra hand have often relied on nannies. In Nebraska, and across the country, more families now want those nannies to be college educated. A nanny with a...
Cleaning Up From Nebraska Disasters
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) assistant director Al Berndt is touring damage caused by a major snowstorm this past weekend in western Nebraska. NET News talked...
Farmers plowing up more and more of the prairie
In recent years, farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass to rows of corn. High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop...
Health care exchange falters online; some...
Editor's note: If you want to try to sign up to the health care exchange by telephone, the number is 1-800-318-2596The health care exchange, where people are supposed to be able...
Government shutdown slows USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture was forced to send home tens of thousands of employees because of Tuesday’s government shutdown. As a result, the agriculture department and...
Is there a tilt in Pork Board-funded research?
The National Pork Board’s work is supported through a check-off program paid into by hog farmers. That funding helps pay for scientific research to improve the $20 billion...
After bankruptcy, what's next for "the...
A local battle is brewing over the future of one of Nebraska’s most visible attractions, the Great Platte River Road Archway, which spans I-80 near Kearney. The question? In the...
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