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Modernizing poultry inspection is no easy matter
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to modernize inspections at poultry processing plants, which date back to rules from the 1950s. Critics of the plan agree it is time for...
Nebraska Native Reflects On "Wild Kingdom...
"Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom" is one of television’s most successful wildlife programs. It averaged 34 million viewers in the United States and mostly kept that audience for...
Money and politics: Digging through Nebraska...
Financial information about politicians can be useful to voters and political watchdog groups – but it’s not always easy to come by. If you do dig into what’s available, what...
Farm bill extension not sitting well with many...
Organic farmers felt left out in the cold when Congress enacted new farm bill legislation on Jan. 1. Lawmakers cut virtually all funding for organic farm programs while retaining...
Medicaid expansion decision may hinge on numbers
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Nebraska say tens of thousands of low-income people could gain health insurance coverage. Critics say the cost could run into unknown millions...
Drought raises stakes on Republican River
Kansas and Nebraska’s dispute over the Republican River continues to head for a decision by the Supreme Court. The latest chapter in the border water battle comes as many farmers...
Flu Hits Nebraska Early and Often
The 2012 to 2013 flu season is in full swing in Nebraska. It struck earlier than usual, and is sending around 500 Nebraskans a week to the doctor. The flu has been linked to at...
U.S. aquaculture farms struggle to stay afloat
This year’s drought delivered a pricey punch to U.S. aquaculture, the business of raising fish like bass and catfish for food. A record hot and dry year in 2012 hurt many U.S....
Nebraska artists swap brushstrokes for keystrokes
When it comes to contemporary art, forget paintbrushes, blocks of stone or pottery wheels; for some Nebraska artists, it’s all about supercomputers, lines of code and robots. But...
Slow progress on animal disease lab in Kansas
A biosecurity lab aimed at protecting the U.S. food supply continues to run into opposition. In Manhattan, Kan., the site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is still...
Can small farms do business with the world’s...
The world’s largest retailer is muscling in on one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture - local food. There’s no doubt this move has shaken up the food supply...
Juvenile justice advocate reflects on forty years...
A passion for juvenile justice kept County Court Judge Gerald Rouse in the same job for more than forty years. Upon his retirement he reflects on four decades of changes in the...
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