Hemp Legalization Poised to Benefit Already-Growing Market

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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Rep. Bacon: Congress Gets Farm Bill ‘Largely Right’

December 13th, 2018

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NET News Director Dennis Kellogg recently sat down with Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) for his thoughts on the recently-passed farm bill, which now heads to President Trump for a signature.

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Gene-Editing Technique CRISPR Has Vast Agriculture Potential

December 11th, 2018

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A new technology called CRISPR, which can isolate and edit specific genes, has vast potential, not only in development and research of evolution, but within the realms of medicine and agriculture as well.

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Art and Agriculture: “Continuous Service Altered Daily” Opens at the Bemis

May 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

The subject of David Brooks’ latest work is probably not too common in the art world. What he was describing is a combine harvester, which he has dismantled and re-purposed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts for his exhibition, “Continuous Service Altered Daily.”

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Packer Hog Ban Lifted; Proposal To Combat Sex Assaults On Campus Heard

February 8th, 2016

By Fred Knapp

Meatpackers with plants in Nebraska will be able to own hogs in the state, under a bill passed by the Legislature

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More fertilizer plants come online and bring their baggage: CO2

December 15th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The U.S. may be on the verge of a boom in new fertilizer plants, which could be good news for farmers, but not the environment. Today’s farmers can produce more from their land than ever before thanks, in part, to nitrogen fertilizer, a key ingredient that has never been more widely available

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