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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,...
Beef “pipeline” to South Korea received with...
A proposed new beef packing plant in Scottsbluff, Neb. would provide a source of American beef for its South Korean investors. The plans may hold promise for area ranchers, but...
The Lincoln Highway: Connecting a Country
2013 marks the centennial of the nation's first paved transcontinental road. Passing through 13 states including Nebraska, the Lincoln Highway connected the country and changed...
“I Do”…But Not Right Away
Nebraskans are still saying “I do.” But not as often as they used to. From 2008 to 2011, there was a 20 percent decline in marriages in Nebraska. But that’s not the only change...
Big Art for a Small Town: Falls City gets a...
A low-profile cattleman from southeast Nebraska quietly has donated an impressive and valuable collection of paintings and prints from his personal collection to the small...
Starting a farm, with an immigrant twist
As immigration takes center stage in Washington, immigrants are a growing presence among the nation’s farmers. Some are finding their own American dream, but new immigrant...
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