An endangered fox species is fighting for its existence in western Nebraska, but it’s not alone. Students from across the state are helping conduct a new study to help the animal... more››
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to work quickly to reach a compromise on the farm bill. Otherwise, farmers may hold back their financial muscleVilsack... more››
Since large meatpacking plants left big cities, rural Midwestern towns have been dealing with an influx of immigrants and their children. Many of these kids hope to achieve the... more››
Immigrant communities have sprung up around the meatpacking plants in rural towns like Garden City, Kan. While change hasn't been easy, city leaders have built a strong... more››
Attracted to jobs in the meatpacking industry, communities of immigrants are springing up across rural America. In many towns, the schools serve as a safety net, but can struggle... more››
A blizzard last month that killed thousands of cattle in Nebraska and South Dakota is showing how lawmakers’ slow progress on the farm bill is having an impact in farm country.... more››
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist is on the front lines of the battle against bullying. For Susan Swearer, this involves everything from conducting research, to... more››
Author Annette Gordon-Reed will deliver this year’s Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Thomas Jefferson’s intellectual development. That might sound fairly abstract. But... more››
Nebraskans had their say on state taxes in public hearings this summer and fall. Now, the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee is deciding which changes to endorse. There... more››
Hog operations across the Midwest are expanding and are often raising more hogs in smaller areas to improve economic efficiency. Some worry larger hog operations could threaten... more››
The Centers for Disease Control recently released results from a study which showed use of electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs”, has doubled among middle and high school students.... more››
Nebraska leads the nation in the number of irrigated acres. The Platte River is one of the main sources of that irrigation water. Over time, those demands have increased. And... more››