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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....
Farmers and communities confront challenges of...
The High Plains Aquifer is enormous, reaching from Nebraska to the Texas panhandle. But it’s running low in places, forcing some farmers to drop irrigation for “dry land” farming...
Nebraska's county fairs changing with the...
It’s county fair season and across Nebraska fairs are in full swing, from the metros to the most rural areas. But those fairs are changing, to adapt to changes in the way people...
Pinnacle Bank Arena: Economic Slam Dunk or Air...
The new Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln is set to open next week. Supporters say the new entertainment and sports venue is just what Nebraska needs to begin competing on the...
A food fight over U.S. sugar program
According to the farm bill, when sugar prices fall too low, the government must buy sugar to bring it back up. Good for Nebraska sugar beet farmers, but not food companies who...
Political Ideology of Mexican Immigrants More...
Latinos are often considered to be a voting bloc, which largely leans liberal and votes for Democrats. In the 2012 election, 7 out of 10 Latinos voted for President Obama. But...
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