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Citizen scientists study endangered species in...
An endangered fox species is fighting for its existence in western Nebraska, but it’s not alone. Students from across the state are helping conduct a new study to help the animal...
Vilsack: Lack of farm bill holding back rural...
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to work quickly to reach a compromise on the farm bill. Otherwise, farmers may hold back their financial muscleVilsack...
Dreaming beyond the slaughterhouse
Since large meatpacking plants left big cities, rural Midwestern towns have been dealing with an influx of immigrants and their children. Many of these kids hope to achieve the...
Tending to cultural crossroads in rural immigrant...
Immigrant communities have sprung up around the meatpacking plants in rural towns like Garden City, Kan. While change hasn't been easy, city leaders have built a strong...
Schools build safety net for immigrant children
Attracted to jobs in the meatpacking industry, communities of immigrants are springing up across rural America. In many towns, the schools serve as a safety net, but can struggle...
Farm bill delay keeps blizzard relief for...
A blizzard last month that killed thousands of cattle in Nebraska and South Dakota is showing how lawmakers’ slow progress on the farm bill is having an impact in farm country....
Fighting Bullying with the Help of Lady Gaga
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist is on the front lines of the battle against bullying. For Susan Swearer, this involves everything from conducting research, to...
Author discusses Thomas Jefferson's...
Author Annette Gordon-Reed will deliver this year’s Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Thomas Jefferson’s intellectual development. That might sound fairly abstract. But...
Property, income, sales tax changes under...
Nebraskans had their say on state taxes in public hearings this summer and fall. Now, the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee is deciding which changes to endorse. There...
CAFO concerns in environmentally sensitive areas
Hog operations across the Midwest are expanding and are often raising more hogs in smaller areas to improve economic efficiency. Some worry larger hog operations could threaten...
Vaping on the rise in Nebraska
The Centers for Disease Control recently released results from a study which showed use of electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs”, has doubled among middle and high school students....
Maximizing Water for Agriculture in Nebraska
Nebraska leads the nation in the number of irrigated acres. The Platte River is one of the main sources of that irrigation water. Over time, those demands have increased. And...
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