The market for organic food is growing, but there's a problem in the supply chain: not enough farmers are making the difficult but potentially lucrative transition to growing... more››
Nebraska has a new state poet, and she brings a different background to the position. Meet Twyla Hansen, a poet with a little dirt on her hands.“After a rain I yank weeds in the... more››
Many Nebraska museums are taking unique approaches in their marketing strategy, trying to attract new patrons and grow their brand. But are those approaches successful?At the... more››
Many Nebraskans may know the name of Daniel Freeman, the first to register a claim under the Homestead Act. His neighbor, Mary Meyer, is less famous. But the story of the first... more››
The next farm bill is all but certain to make cuts to SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. Long championed by urban legislators, the SNAP program isn’t just an urban concern.... more››
New country-of-origin labels require meatpackers and grocery stores to provide more information on where the meat they sell was born, raised, and slaughtered. But the meatpacking... more››
This Thanksgiving, families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes... more››
Nebraska has some of the highest wind power potential in the nation, yet relatively few wind farms. It’s a fact often criticized by wind power advocates within and outside the... more››
As farmers across the Midwest have simplified the landscape and plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland birds has... more››
Hot-button food issues like the use of genetically modified organisms pit large industries against smaller activist groups. Both sides say science supports their positions. That... more››
Eight out of ten county law enforcement officials working along the I-80 corridor believe the legalization of medical marijuana in Colorado impacted the illegal drug trade in... more››
Supporters and opponents of legal marijuana in Colorado say the success or failure of an open retail market for the drug will have “huge implications” for neighboring states like... more››

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