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Do dental shortages affect Nebraskans?
A new study by the Washington-based Pew Research Center shows there are shortages of dentists across the nation. Those shortages are limiting the access to dental care for...
Then and Now: How Immigration Enforcement Has...
In 2006, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the largest workplace raid in the nation’s history, sweeping meat packing plants across six states—including one in Grand...
Nebraska Looks for More Revenue from Tourism
Tourism in Nebraska is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, a recent study by the Nebraska Tourism Commission shows many people, including Nebraskans, don’t think of the...
Metal thefts plague farm country
Thieves look for metal because it is easily sold and hard to trace. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports metal thefts have increased 36 percent since 2010. In rural areas...
Corn farmers return to insecticides to battle...
After foregoing insecticides for a decade, some corn growers are returning to powerful chemicals to control their No. 1 pest, the corn rootworm. That’s because the insect has...
Worth the risk?: Medical marijuana users in...
As medical marijuana finds greater acceptance in Colorado, individuals who use cannabis in Nebraska claim to have benefited from its increased availability and potency. Users...
Nebraska's rural churches struggle to adapt...
As rural churches in Nebraska face diminishing populations and struggle to attract young people, the future is uncertain.The United Methodist church in the town of Julian in...
Nebraska's effort to re-water Republican...
There is a lot at stake in Nebraska’s struggle with Kansas over Republican River water: hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, not to mention the livelihoods of people who...
Scientists check Corn Belt waters for effects of...
Scientists are fanning out across the Midwest, testing rivers and streams for pesticides and nutrients used in agriculture. They are hoping to find how chemical runoff from farms...
Young dreams, huge obstacles
While the farming community continues to age, fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people want to farm anymore? Finding land and money...
Nebraska economy to grow, farm incomes to drop
State economic forecasters expect steady economic and job growth for most of Nebraska’s industries throughout 2015. But in a new report, they also predict Nebraska farm incomes...
House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Aid
The U.S. House passed its version of farm bill legislation Thursday. The revamped bill strips out funding for food aid and deals only with farm policy, exposing a hefty rift in...
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