Nitrates a costly, persistent problem for small towns

October 26th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

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Farmers put nitrogen fertilizer on their fields to grow bigger, better crops. But when there’s too much left behind in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates

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Choice Cuts: Massive corn crops necessary to satisfy our appetite for meat

October 6th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The world’s appetite for meat helps shape the Corn Belt. Farmers planted close to 90 million acres of corn this season. A lot of that gigantic crop will go to fatten up the livestock that becomes hamburgers, chicken fillets, and pork chops.

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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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