High pasture prices hard for ranchers to swallow

In News, on November 21st, 2014

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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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Face of agriculture in the Midwest is changing

In News, on November 20th, 2014

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Brooklyn, IOWA – Immigration is helping to re-shape what agriculture looks like in the Midwest. Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago. In the first of a two-part series on immigration’s impact on agriculture, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer introduces two young immigrants just staring out.

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Number, gender of court appointments Heineman judicial legacy

In News, on November 19th, 2014

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Lincoln, NE – Retirements of veteran judges, changes in who practices law and an especially long term in office combined to give Gov. Dave Heineman a historic amount of influence over who presides over trials in Nebraska’s courtrooms.

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Women’s roles on farms are changing

In News, on November 18th, 2014

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Fort Morgan, CO – Farms are larger and more high-tech than they used to be. And that means women’s roles on farms have changed. But whether their work shows up in data is another story.

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How has Nebraska fared since State Fair move?

In News, on November 12th, 2014

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Grand Island, NE – In August, the Nebraska State Fair celebrated its fifth year in Grand Island. Moving the Fair from Lincoln was a costly, and relatively rare, decision. As planning is well underway for the 2015 fair, NET News talked with fair officials and local business owners about whether or not that move is paying off.

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Two student alcohol deaths revive discussion of ‘bystander’ responsibility

In News, on November 7th, 2014

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Lincoln, NE -The alcohol related deaths of two Nebraska college students in Lincoln provided a disturbing reminder that sometimes the choices or lack of action by others can be part of a tragedy.

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