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Maximizing Water for Agriculture in Nebraska
Nebraska leads the nation in the number of irrigated acres. The Platte River is one of the main sources of that irrigation water. Over time, those demands have increased. And...
Managing the Central Platte for Wildlife
One of the biggest users of the Platte doesn’t actually take water out of the river. It’s used by wildlife—especially migrating birds. Most Nebraskans are familiar with the...
Platte Basin Timelapse Project Creates New Look...
The Platte River is a major watershed for the plains, supporting people, agriculture and wildlife. For the past few years, a team has been capturing time-lapse images along the...
Shipping containers can open export market to...
Overseas customers are becoming a more important part of agriculture in the U.S. Farmers may set a record for exports in 2013. One reason is that farmers have a new way of...
Farm families follow drought with record harvest
One year after the worst drought in decades, farm families are preparing to bring in a record-breaking corn crop. While there’s some uncertainty in the air with falling corn...
Pumpkin Patches Becoming Big Attractions
Pick-your-own pumpkin patches have likely been around as long as pumpkins have been part of fall celebrations. But recently in Nebraska they’ve grown in number, size, scope and...
Who will pay, and have a say, to save water?
On the North Platte River near Gering, officials plan to divert water that used to irrigate crops into a pit so it can soak back toward the river. The project is just one example...
The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry
Once a staple of the American farm, the U.S. sheep herd today is just one-tenth the size it was in the 1940s.The decline is the result of converging economic and cultural factors...
Government shutdown leaves farmers guessing
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides a flow of statistics on farm markets. But, the government shutdown dried up that stream of data. Farmers and ranchers aren’t getting...
At least 1,000 cattle dead from northwest...
In northwest Nebraska, cleanup continues from last weekend’s early-season blizzard. Ranchers are dealing with cattle killed by the snowstorm, while townspeople cope with piles of...
Looking At Two High-Paying Careers With Very...
Women earn less than men in Nebraska, in part because the types of jobs women gravitate toward tend to have lower salaries. Two high-paying careers in particular have garnered a...
Nebraska Journalists Learn About Free Press...
Americans generally take freedom of the press for granted. A group of Nebraska journalists rediscovered how important those rights are during a visit with their counterparts in...
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