Why scientists disagree on RoundUp’s cancer risk

October 19th, 2016

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Scientists are having a hard time agreeing among themselves whether the weed killer used most commonly in the United State can cause cancer. The chemical glyphospate, known by the brand name RoundUp. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock explains the reasons why scientists disagree about the health risk posed by this blockbuster herbicide.

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Integrated Behavioral Health

December 8th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Making mental health part of physical wellness is the goal of a groups of behavioral health providers in western Nebraska. They’re reaching out to patients at rural medical clinics to provide close to home.

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Choice Cuts: Making room for more meat demand

October 5th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

When most Americans sit down to dinner, meat is often on the table. That’s a custom the growing global middle class is beginning to adopt. As more meat eaters come along, farmers will be challenged to feed them without eating up more land.

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Are common herbicides safe to use?

July 17th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Farmers count on chemical herbicides to keep their fields weed-free. But exposure to weed-killing chemicals could come at a cost. Scientists recently looked at two of the most heavily used farm chemical to determine whether they could cause cancer.

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Rodeo bullfighters aren’t clowning around

June 21st, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Rodeo season is getting into full swing and at most rodeos, bull riding is the main event. But when the bull ride ends, the work begins for rodeo bullfighters. A young bullfighter is making a name in the business by putting himself in the middle of the action.

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Opportunity from California drought elusive for Midwest farmers

May 18th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Columbus, NE – California is the nation’s salad bowl. It grows almost half the fruits and vegetables in the U.S. But it’s also deep in drought, and on some farms water is growing scarce. That may sound like a chance for Midwestern farmers to churn out more peppers and broccoli.

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