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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...
Former Nebraska State Senator Finds Purpose in...
A former Nebraska teacher, state senator and business person is now living in the poverty-stricken country of Kenya. David Bernard-Stevens is teaching leadership skills to...
Pallid sturgeon are safe from extinction but far...
More than 20 years after joining the endangered species list, the pallid sturgeon is treading water. The population is stable, but not recovering. But any plans to rebuild the...
Hiking, Biking, Bird Watching Major Economic...
Outdoor recreation brings close to $6 billion to Nebraska every year. That industry is fueled by people participating in activities like hiking, hunting, waterskiing, and bird...
This little piggy has a market niche
A growing number of hog farmers are going their own way. By raising only purebred hogs on specialty diets they are prospering in a difficult industry. Their business model puts...
Could Tax Money Bring Film Jobs to Nebraska?
Government incentives have long been used to help foster business. There are incentives for farming, manufacturing, and retail. Now, a growing number of Nebraska residents are...
The Story Behind Nebraska's Post Office...
There is history painted on the walls of a dozen small town Nebraska post offices; murals that tell stories of our past. It is part of an innovative Depression era government...
Seed companies fight to maintain independence
Over the last two decades, many regional seed companies based in farm states like Nebraska have been taken over by large corporations such as Monsanto and DuPont. But some...
Now Hiring: How Nebraska's aging population...
As millions of Americans reach retirement age on a yearly basis, the demand for more health care workers is increasing dramatically. The Department of Labor says the fastest...
Gluten-free by popular demand
Gluten-free diets are wildly popular. But only about 1 percent of the U.S. population suffers from the disorder that causes gluten intolerance. This diet fad and others are...
HATE CRIME LESSONS: False report case prompts...
Calling the widely reported claim of an anti-gay hate crime against former Husker basketball player Charlie Rogers “an incredible and outrageous lie,” a Lancaster County judge...
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