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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...
Nebraska Grads Finding Work as Nannies
Families needing an extra hand have often relied on nannies. In Nebraska, and across the country, more families now want those nannies to be college educated. A nanny with a...
Cleaning Up From Nebraska Disasters
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) assistant director Al Berndt is touring damage caused by a major snowstorm this past weekend in western Nebraska. NET News talked...
Farmers plowing up more and more of the prairie
In recent years, farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass to rows of corn. High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop...
Health care exchange falters online; some...
Editor's note: If you want to try to sign up to the health care exchange by telephone, the number is 1-800-318-2596The health care exchange, where people are supposed to be able...
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