When the Nebraska Legislature reconvenes next month, senators are expected to introduce a new proposal to expand Medicaid, with a bigger role for insurance companies. Supporters... more››
With rootworms building resistance to genetically modified corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes. Some wonder... more››
Wisconsin produces the largest amount of cranberries in the U.S. In fact, half of the world's supply of the fruit comes from the state. It takes a lot of water to grow the tart... more››
Scientists have long-studied the microbes that live in the soil. Now, some researchers are focused on how to harness the good things those microbes can do. They believe microbes... more››
Former South African president Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95. Robyn Murray is a South African journalist and former News Director of KVNO in Omaha. She talked to... more››
The market for organic food is growing, but there's a problem in the supply chain: not enough farmers are making the difficult but potentially lucrative transition to growing... more››
Nebraska has a new state poet, and she brings a different background to the position. Meet Twyla Hansen, a poet with a little dirt on her hands.“After a rain I yank weeds in the... more››
Many Nebraska museums are taking unique approaches in their marketing strategy, trying to attract new patrons and grow their brand. But are those approaches successful?At the... more››
Many Nebraskans may know the name of Daniel Freeman, the first to register a claim under the Homestead Act. His neighbor, Mary Meyer, is less famous. But the story of the first... more››
The next farm bill is all but certain to make cuts to SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. Long championed by urban legislators, the SNAP program isn’t just an urban concern.... more››
New country-of-origin labels require meatpackers and grocery stores to provide more information on where the meat they sell was born, raised, and slaughtered. But the meatpacking... more››
This Thanksgiving, families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes... more››

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