The Farm Bill contains a trillion dollars in government spending. Companies and outside groups spent plenty of money fighting for a piece of the pie. But exactly how much did... more››
The Farm Bill touches everything from crops to consumers and spends nearly a trillion dollars over the next ten years. It became law in February, but questions remain: who was... more››
Seventy years ago this week young Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers fought in what’s been called one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. The 1991 NET documentary “All... more››
Nebraska Airport Directors are crying foul on the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress saying  a new FAA regulation is to blame for a pilot shortage. That shortage is... more››
Study after study has shown access to books and literature is critical when learning to read. While many people think of children when talking about literacy, in Nebraska there... more››
Many tools and techniques that make Midwestern farmers global leaders emerged from research at land-grant universities. Now, a federal international aid program is exporting that... more››
The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Nebraska has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and... more››
For the last century, the Panama Canal has connected the U.S. to the world. For Midwest farmers, it opened their harvest to global markets. As the canal turns 100 years old this... more››
Scientists fighting AIDS have changed the disease from a death sentence to a livable condition thanks to treatments and medicines developed over the past 30 years. But so far, no... more››
Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with new legislation. President Obama recently signed a bill... more››
Health care is changing in Nebraska in the wake of the Affordable Care Act – or, as some call it “Obamacare.” More than 40,000 people got insurance this year through the exchange... more››
In his new book, “Grass, Soil, Hope,” former Sierra Club activist Courtney White argues carbon—often vilified in public discourse—can actually help address climate change. White... more››