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Exploiting the soybean
If you think soybeans are just for livestock feed and tofu, think again. More than 3 billion bushels are produced in the U.S. each year. Increasingly soybean oil is being used...
Soybean breakthroughs coming on strong
With Brazil predicted to pass the U.S. as the world’s top producer of soybeans, American farmers are under pressure to eke out higher yields. Scientists are promising big...
My Farm Roots: Born to farm
Six years ago, Steve Quandt was struck with a disease that attacked his nervous system. It left him with no feeling from the neck down. Instead of being in the field that summer...
Mayan Interpreters Serve Language and Cultural...
Nebraska’s Latino population continues to grow, but not all of that diverse group can benefit from services offered in Spanish. In Omaha, one group has started to train...
Nebraska professor growing grasslands atop city...
As more companies feel consumer pressure to be environmentally friendly, often times the price of going green can be too costly. One Nebraska professor, however, hopes to improve...
How herbicide drift threatens Nebraska vines
As vineyards move in next door to longstanding fields of corn or soybeans in Nebraska, they don’t always make good neighbors. Occasionally, herbicides like 2,4-D drift beyond...
Nebraska's Hispanic/Latino population could...
Nebraska’s Hispanic/Latino population is exploding. A report released last week by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) predicts the...
Technology looks to prevent grain bin entrapments
More and more farmers are storing their harvest in on-farm grain bins. Maintaining the quality of that grain requires vigilance — and can present safety concerns. In particular,...
Emery Blagdon: The Man Behind the Art
Emery Blagdon, creator of a unique sculpture he dubbed the “healing machine,” lived most of his life quietly in the Nebraska Sandhills. After Blagdon passed away in 1986, his...
Healing Machine: Preserving the legacy of an...
A documentary premiering on NET Television shares the remarkable story of a reclusive Nebraskan who created an amazing body of art work. Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine,...
School gardens are difficult to keep growing
As students head back to school, many are also headed back to the garden. School gardens are on the rise, offering a chance to learn about math and science through a hands-on...
Why E85 is the cheapest gas at the pump
Gas prices across the country average well over $3.00. But there is a cheaper option. Flex fuel vehicles can fill up with E85, gas with 85 percent ethanol made from corn....
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