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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...
A civic lesson for rural towns
An older generation provides leadership in Pittsfield, Ill., but that can't last forever. Many small, rural towns are losing young residents, and carrying on with an aging...
Retiring to the farm anything but quiet
Starting a new farm takes a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of work. But some beginning farmers are showing you don’t have to be young to start a farm, just young at heart...
Turmoil in farm transitions
What happens to a family farm as farm operators age? Sometimes families anticipate the coming changes and plan for how the land will pass on. But even careful planning can create...
Retirement? Not on the farm
A growing share of farmers are past retirement age. After decades of work, many aging farmers are comfortable. They’re making a good living likely own their farmland. And,...
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