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May 4, 2016

 

school lunch tray

Why Congress May Back Off New School Lunch Standards

The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.

February 29, 2016

 

farm equipment auction

Farm Economy Stuck In The Mud

Farm debt is projected to pass $372 billion this year. Adjusting for inflation, that’s the most farm debt since the late 1970s.

February 4, 2016

 

cashing out at grocery store

This Rural Nebraska Grocery Store Is ‘More Than A Store’

Circle C Market serves the village of Cody, Nebraska. During the school day, local students perform tasks at the store as part of their classwork.

January 25, 2016

 

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange

Growing Citrus On The Great Plains

You don’t often see orange trees in Nebraska, but Russ Finch says growing citrus was a way of showing that his geothermal greenhouse could work.

May 18, 2015

 

Andy Daniels

California Drought Not A Midwest Windfall

Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.

April 21, 2014

 

sod house wall

Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House

Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

February 12, 2013

Stewards Of The Earth 

nebraska farm

When Conservation Pays

Lindsey Price, a fourth-generation rancher, recently sold the largest conservation easement in Nebraska history, covering about 40 square miles.

December 20, 2011

Beef Recall 

beef skillet

Ground Beef Recalled In 16 States

40,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after routine testing found E. coli.

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