Hemp Legalization Poised to Benefit Already-Growing Market

In News, on January 11th, 2019

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The recent farm bill passed by Congress included the legalization of industrial hemp, which can be used for livestock feed and car parts, among other things. However, as Esther Honig reports for Harvest Public Media, legalization will also boost a growing market for cannabidiol, an oil extracted from hemp flowers.

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Legislature Preview: Several Key Issues Facing Senators in 2019 Session

In News, on January 8th, 2019

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Property taxes and Medicaid expansion were two of the most hotly discussed issues during the midterm elections in Nebraska, and state senators will convene to tackle these things and more when the Legislature resumes January 9.

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Lack of Internet Creates Job Hunt Challenges for Nebraskans

In News, on January 7th, 2019

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In a story for NET Nebraska, Allison Mollenkamp describes how a lack of broadband connectivity in more than 20 percent of Nebraska households can hinder efforts to find employment and connect with the outside world.

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Nebraska Population Steadily Swells, Matching U.S. Growth Rate

In News, on January 4th, 2019

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The U.S. Census Bureau released figures last month that show that Nebraska is still growing steadily and now just under the two million population mark.

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Corporate-Environment Ag Partnerships: Just Good PR, or More?

In News, on January 2nd, 2019

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Partnerships between agribusinesses and environmental nonprofits may offer more than just good public relations for the companies involved, reports Erica Hunzinger for Harvest Public Media.

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Trio of Nursing Home Groups Meet to Address Challenges

In News, on December 21st, 2018

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A group of three nursing home groups met Wednesday to discuss the main challenges facing Nebraska facilities—Medicaid reimbursement, low occupancy, and staffing—reports Allison Mollenkamp for NET News.

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