The High Plains Aquifer is enormous, reaching from Nebraska to the Texas panhandle. But it’s running low in places, forcing some farmers to drop irrigation for “dry land” farming... more››
It’s county fair season and across Nebraska fairs are in full swing, from the metros to the most rural areas. But those fairs are changing, to adapt to changes in the way people... more››
The new Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln is set to open next week. Supporters say the new entertainment and sports venue is just what Nebraska needs to begin competing on the... more››
According to the farm bill, when sugar prices fall too low, the government must buy sugar to bring it back up. Good for Nebraska sugar beet farmers, but not food companies who... more››
Latinos are often considered to be a voting bloc, which largely leans liberal and votes for Democrats. In the 2012 election, 7 out of 10 Latinos voted for President Obama. But... more››
The largest seed vault in the U.S. serves as a locked-down, genetic warehouse. It once stored unapproved biotech wheat that was recently found in Oregon. The vault was not the... more››
Most young people get into agriculture by becoming a part of the family operation. It’s been this way as long as Nebraskans have been farming and ranching. But there are many... more››
For Leo Biga, an Omaha based journalist and film buff, it could not have been a better moment.Alexander Payne was driving Biga back from one of the final screenings of his latest... more››
The recession hit Americans across the country, but its effect on each generation varied drastically; as a result, there’s a marked difference among how Baby Boomers, Gen X and... more››
Conventional wisdom says if there is less grass on the ranch, the problem is too many cows. But that is not always the case. Researchers believe the plodding hooves of cattle may... more››
The world’s soil is in eroding away, even in the fertile Midwest, and what happens next has implications for agriculture and the environment. Researchers are hoping native... more››
While Americans debate federal surveillance of private communications, law enforcement agencies across the nation, including in Nebraska, are scanning people’s license plates.... more››