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Why crop insurance subsidies are winning out
Subsidized crop insurance is the centerpiece of federal farm support in the farm bill. Taxpayers pay a share of farmers’ premiums and underwrite crop insurance companies. To...
There's a Green Side to Drones
Drones are already being used in many ways, from the military to engineering to journalism. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has created its own drone journalism lab to...
“As bad as it’s ever looked”: Tough times for...
It’s been a tough year for Nebraska’s wheat farmers. This week the USDA reported more than half of the state’s winter wheat crop was in poor or very poor condition. Some farmers...
Storytelling Engages, Educates Children
Storytelling is an ancient art that still lives on today in daily conversations, on long road trips, and around campfires. But it’s also present in school classrooms, and...
Running a CSA can be a tricky business
Community Supported Agriculture operations, CSAs, are a popular way small farms sell local food. For customers, they are a way to restore a connection to the foods they eat. For...
When it comes to CSAs, how big is too big?
Last year, one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture share providers went bankrupt. The story behind why Grant Family Farms went bankrupt is complicated. But it also...
Nebraskans views on taxes differ; change may be...
As a legislative committee gears up to study possible changes in the state’s tax system, Nebraskans are expressing a wide range of views. That range was on display outside a...
'It Makes Us Feel Like Home': Reaching...
The foreign-born population of Nebraska has tripled since 1990, and almost 10 percent of working age Nebraskans are now foreign-born. But despite all the attention given to the...
Study Shows More Nebraska Males Feel Body Shame
Could the way men are portrayed in movies and other media make them feel bad about their bodies? A new study by psychologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says it’s not...
Picture sustainability in action
A project called Lexicon of Sustainability uses pictures of farmers and their own words to explore the meaning of certain farm methods. The California-based group recently came...
States ponder the constitutional 'right to...
The Nebraska Constitution includes freedom of speech, but what about the freedom to farm? Every state has a right to farm law, but in some states farm groups claim their members...
2013 Legislature: what senators did and didn...
The Nebraska Legislature wrapped up its work for the year this week. Lawmakers approved a budget that loosened the purse strings that were tightened in recent years, and took...
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