Right now, the government rents farmland to help protect soil and water. But once the land is farmed again, the benefits disappear.
The USDA set aside $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by the fires.
Sacred Seed aims to bring back the corn-growing traditions that were once central to the diet and culture of many Plains Indian tribes.
As harvest of winter wheat got underway in June in Kansas, the price began plummeting.
Market-based conservation contends that we create demand for an animal and work to keep its population robust so we can then eat it, as with the American bison.
Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.
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.
In central Nebraska, the Platte River was at or near flood stage for close to two months, submerging crop fields near the river and damaging bridges and fences.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
For first-timers, the prospect of hopping on the back of a sheep for a wild ride can stir a range of emotions.
Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.
Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. Limited irrigation resources pose a particular problem in Colorado.