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Conservation acres harder to come by
For 27 years, the federal Conservation Reserve Program has taken land out of farming to improve water, provide habitat, and reduce erosion. But farmers have been enrolling less...
Kansas seeks turning point for rural communities
With populations declining, rural communities are searching for ways to convince young residents to return. In the state of Kansas, it actually pays to go back. A one-of-a-kind...
A Living History: The Importance of Holocaust...
After World War II, Nebraska became home to numerous Holocaust survivors. For the last 68 years, many of those survivors shared their stories with Nebraska students. But soon,...
Growing a local beer, farm to glass
The local food movement and craft brewing industry have each been booming for years. But the idea of creating a local craft beer is still something new. “Farm to glass" brewers...
'Brony' fandom carves out space for...
Forget Trekkies – there’s a new fandom in town, centered around a cartoon show created for little girls. Yet most of the fans? They’re males in their twenties. Take a peek inside...
History not on the side of death penalty repeal...
This week the Nebraska State Legislature considers a bill to repeal the use of capital punishment. During our research for the NET News documentary “…until he is dead: A History...
A Hot Mayor’s Race, and the Changing Face of...
Omaha politics are rarely dull. Such is the case again this spring, with a heated race for mayor of the state’s largest city. In today’s Signature Story, Mike Tobias of NET News...
Dry and Drier: Nebraska's largest lake...
Climate experts in the United States are predicting only “limited improvement” of drought conditions in the Great Plains, including Nebraska in the coming months. Cool, damp...
Co-ops in Nebraska are bigger - and smaller -...
The United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative, but the number of co-ops in Nebraska has been steadily declining. The cooperative model, long a staple...
How Climate Change Will Impact Great Plains...
Last year, much of the country, including Nebraska, saw the hottest year on record, along with an ongoing drought. Climate change scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard...
Egg industry changing to suit consumer tastes
Americans like eggs. We consume about 250 eggs per person each year. However, the poultry business is often criticized for how it cares for the millions of hens that lay all...
Potato industry banks on Linda
Across the country people are eating fewer potatoes. Talk with a potato grower and they’ll blame anti-carb diets. To reverse the trend, the potato industry is giving the...
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