A low-profile cattleman from southeast Nebraska quietly has donated an impressive and valuable collection of paintings and prints from his personal collection to the small... more››
As immigration takes center stage in Washington, immigrants are a growing presence among the nation’s farmers. Some are finding their own American dream, but new immigrant... more››
Almost all of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. But GMO wheat has never been approved for farming. Many farmers would like engineered wheat to... more››
Hungry? Just turn to a crack in the sidewalk or that abandoned lot next to the post office. That’s the ethos of some urban Nebraskans, who are taking the term locavore to a new... more››
When an impoverished neighborhood or area tries to attract new businesses, sometimes its reputation is the largest obstacle to overcome. Such is the case in North Omaha. To... more››
For the first time, a business opened near the Nebraska border selling marijuana legally.  Only residents of Colorado can buy, but that could change as soon as next year.  This... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››

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