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The Science of Measuring Snow
Much of the water that flows through Nebraska originates high up in the Rocky Mountains. Each winter, as snow accumulates there, hydrologists calculate how much water that melts...
Changing dairy industry leaves some farmers in...
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies. That's one reason why more than half of the...
Ethics Smack Down! UNL Team in National...
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students from the University of Nebraska...
Playing the markets, learning to manage risk
Used wisely, risk management tools can insulate farmers from price swings. But learning the markets can be hard. That's why some farmers are using an online game to sharpen their...
The Cost of Taking Your Eyes Off The Road
Distracted driving is an important concern affecting safety on the road. It's one of the key elements of a package of vehicle safety legislation introduced this session in the...
Young farmers waiting for their opportunity
The average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s...
Nebraska immigrants transition to new lives
Nebraska’s immigrant population is increasing. According to the most recent census data, foreign-born people calling Nebraska home make up about six percent of the state’s total...
Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers
Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this cold winter. Ballooning propane prices are making life difficult for poultry and hog...
Farmers worry about sharing Big Data
When it comes to keeping data secure, farmers are worried about some of the same issues as the rest of us. Precision data from the farm could help drive new levels of...
Guardianship reform advances after judges,...
The Nebraska State Legislature will consider a plan to reform the state’s guardianship system. The bill (LB 920) advanced by the Judiciary Committee would budget around $1...
For farmers that rent, 2014 could be a tough year
With the price of farmland at record levels across the Corn Belt, many farmers have been renting acres to plant. Now, with grain prices down, farmers who depend on renting risk...
The uneasy marriage of food stamps and the farm...
When President Obama signs the new farm bill into law, both farmers and food stamp advocates will give a sigh of relief. Passing the legislation was an up and down process, and...
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