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Why cutting the ethanol mandate won’t ruin the...
The EPA wants to roll back the amount of ethanol mixed into the fuel supply for 2014. That has Nebraska farmers worried. Ethanol supporters warn if the EPA follows through, the...
2014 farm bill would change U.S. ag policy
More than two years in the making, the farm bill appears close to becoming law. After passing the House, the bill is moving on to the Senate. Not everyone’s going to like it, but...
"No Jail" option gives Nebraska drug...
After ten years Nebraska’s drug court system no longer wants to be considered an experiment. While debate peaks over what to do about the state’s overcrowded prisons and county...
A Crowded Pack: Nebraska’s U.S. Senate Race
With no incumbents in either race, there’s a long list of primary election candidates for governor and U.S. Senate in Nebraska this spring. In the Senate race there are five...
Making the leap: How niche crops go mainstream
In the Midwest, agriculture is dominated by the major commodities – corn, soybeans and wheat. Diverting acres away from a major crop to an un-tested crop is risky, but if farming...
Colorado creates food safety system to regulate...
Though Colorado legalized the sale of marijuana, it is still considered illegal by the federal government. That means the existing food safety system, which relies on support...
Do We Need to Hunt Mountain Lions in Nebraska?
Nebraska’s second mountain lion hunting season in the Pine Ridge is three weeks away. In early January, two hunters killed two of the big cats in the state’s first season there....
Recycling Dirt: A New Niche in the Fracking...
Fracking for natural gas has been vilified for the millions of gallons of wastewater the process generates. But drilling gas wells thousands of feet into the ground also produces...
Random drug screenings in Nebraska Schools
A growing number of Nebraska high schools have implemented random drug screening procedures for their students. But do those drug tests infringe on student rights? It depends on...
Two dead in collapse at Omaha feed plant
Two workers are dead after a facility in Omaha that makes ingredients for livestock feed collapsed yesterday. As search and rescue crews complete a mission to recover the victims...
Up against blend wall, ethanol reaches a...
A 2007 law requires fuel companies to add an increasing amount of ethanol to the fuel supply each year. But the EPA is breaking with that policy and suggesting a cut in the...
Virus continues to rip through hog farms
Pork producers across the country are continuing to grapple with a virus that’s killing their piglets. Experts estimate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, has already killed...
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