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July 11, 2013
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... more››
July 11, 2013
An older generation provides leadership in Pittsfield, Ill., but that can't last forever. Many small, rural towns are losing young residents, and... more››
July 10, 2013
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... more››
July 9, 2013
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... more››
July 8, 2013
A growing share of farmers are past retirement age. After decades of work, many aging farmers are comfortable. They’re making a good living... more››
July 5, 2013
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... more››
July 4, 2013
2013 marks the centennial of the nation's first paved transcontinental road. Passing through 13 states including Nebraska, the Lincoln... more››
July 3, 2013
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... more››
July 2, 2013
A low-profile cattleman from southeast Nebraska quietly has donated an impressive and valuable collection of paintings and prints from his personal... more››
July 1, 2013
As immigration takes center stage in Washington, immigrants are a growing presence among the nation’s farmers. Some are finding their own... more››

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