Why is there more than one agency in charge of food safety?

March 25th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – A patchwork of more than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. That means Nebraska food companies have to navigate a complex system. Some think we would all be safer if food safety was brought under one roof.

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U.S. ranchers counting on labels to stand apart from global competition

February 25th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – In the small print on meat packages at the grocery store is a note on where the livestock was born, raised, and slaughtered. That piece of information is at the center of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Nebraska ranchers.

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Corn Belt farming gives a boost to the global carbon cycle

January 23rd, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Scientists have noticed a change in the atmosphere. Plants are taking in more carbon dioxide during the growing season and giving off more carbon in the fall and winter. What researchers hadn’t considered, until recently, is how farming factors in.

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High pasture prices hard for ranchers to swallow

November 21st, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Cattle numbers have been dwindling, thanks to drought and low cattle prices. But things are beginning to turn around. Ranchers in Nebraska and across the Midwest are eager to grow their herds. As they do, grass is turning into a hot commodity.

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Democrats stressing gridlock in bids to unseat 1st and 3rd District Republicans

October 28th, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – In the first and third Congressional districts in Nebraska, Democrats are challenging the Republican incumbents with an emphasis on resolving gridlock in Congress. But as we hear in today’s Signature Story, they face an uphill battle against established officeholders.

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Farmers gear up for record harvest while bracing for lower prices

October 15th, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Minden, NE – Nebraska Farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans. But all that productivity has a big financial downside. Only two years after peaking, grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

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