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... more››
"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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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.... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››

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