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October 25, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control recently released results from a study which showed use of electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs”, has... more››
October 24, 2013
Nebraska leads the nation in the number of irrigated acres. The Platte River is one of the main sources of that irrigation water. Over time, those... more››
October 23, 2013
One of the biggest users of the Platte doesn’t actually take water out of the river. It’s used by wildlife—especially migrating birds. Most... more››
October 22, 2013
The Platte River is a major watershed for the plains, supporting people, agriculture and wildlife. For the past few years, a team has been capturing... more››
October 21, 2013
Overseas customers are becoming a more important part of agriculture in the U.S. Farmers may set a record for exports in 2013. One reason is that... more››
October 18, 2013
One year after the worst drought in decades, farm families are preparing to bring in a record-breaking corn crop. While there’s some... more››
October 16, 2013
Pick-your-own pumpkin patches have likely been around as long as pumpkins have been part of fall celebrations. But recently in Nebraska they’ve... more››
October 16, 2013
On the North Platte River near Gering, officials plan to divert water that used to irrigate crops into a pit so it can soak back toward the river.... more››
October 15, 2013
Once a staple of the American farm, the U.S. sheep herd today is just one-tenth the size it was in the 1940s.The decline is the result of converging... more››
October 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides a flow of statistics on farm markets. But, the government shutdown dried up that stream of data. Farmers... more››