The south-central Plains Wheat Belt has been battling drought for years. And while Nebraska farmers have benefited some from recent rains, the current winter wheat crop looks... more››
Honeybee colonies have been dying off at alarming rates in recent years. In the Midwest, some wonder if planting row after row of corn and soybeans may be part of the problem... more››
Two months ago Fremont started enforcing an ordinance that makes it illegal to rent to undocumented immigrants. Many of the city’s Latino residents are concerned the ordinance... more››
It’s been nearly two months since Fremont’s renter’s ordinance went into effect. It requires anyone moving into an apartment or rental home to first get a special move-in license... more››
Farmers alone do not make a local food system. It takes a lot of work from many different partners from schools to hospitals to grocery stores. Models for making local food part... more››
Farm stands and farmers markets remain important for many local farmers, but U.S. consumers barely buy any food directly from farms. Now, local farmers are trying to crack into... more››
The Local Food Challenge, part 1: The popularity of local food has skyrocketed over the last two decades. But it’s hard to make local food work without creating a system of both... more››
Nebraska's Union Pacific Railroad has begun an historic renovation project and it's making rail history buffs giddy.This summer the railroad’s specially-trained team will begin... more››
Nebraska, like the rest of the country, is still recovering from the most recent economic recession. NET News looks at what the state’s tax revenue can tell us about Nebraska’s... more››
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has generated lots of controversy in Nebraska, where opponents have succeeded in delaying a decision by the federal government. But even if... more››
Miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next energy crop. It has already caught on in Europe where it is burned as biomass. But in a... more››
A new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames the obesity epidemic on sugar, and criticizes food companies and the U.S. government for how much children are eating. The film is the latest... more››