Nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields helps crops grow. But if there’s too much left over in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates. A big city lawsuit in Iowa over... more››
A rate hike approved Wednesday for some Nebraska Public Power District electricity customers is likely to be challenged in court.Meeting in Grand Island, the NPPD board voted 11-... more››
Meatpacking plants offer a decent paycheck to refugees and immigrants. Many meatpacking towns haven’t hosted diverse populations in the past, but students growing up there often... more››
The debate has continued in Nebraska for several years over what students should be learning about sex in public schools. Being a teenager is full of a lot of unknowns. Sex can... more››
Four lakes in Nebraska started autumn with a summertime problem. In years past persistent blooms of toxic blue-green algae and E. coli would have dissipated weeks ago. Water... more››
Plowing farmland can help farmers deal with pests or control weeds, but it can also deplete moisture and nutrients in the soil. Generations of tilling and planting on the same... more››
It takes a massive amount of resources to produce our beef, chicken and pork. Some savvy entrepreneurs see that as an opportunity to offer up alternatives with lighter... more››
The Nebraska Public Power District is proposing a rate increase that some customers are calling unfair. Others say it’s the only fair way to cover rising costs.NPPD is Nebraska’s... more››
While the average American eats hundreds of pounds of meat every year, U.S. consumers are starting to cut back as health experts learn more about risks from a diet high in... more››
The antibiotics we depend on to defeat infections are in crisis, and the meat industry is partially responsible. Rules meant to target that part of the problem are coming, but as... more››
The world’s appetite for meat helps shape the Corn Belt. Farmers planted close to 90 million acres of corn this season. A lot of that gigantic crop will go to fatten up the... more››
When most Americans sit down to dinner, meat is often on the table. That’s a custom the growing global middle class is beginning to adopt. As more meat eaters come along, farmers... more››