At Planting Time, Farmers Bet on the Whole Year

May 2nd, 2016

By Harvest Public Media

Planting season is underway, from backyard gardens to the vast fields of the Corn Belt.As farmers put seeds in the ground… and their confidence in another crop season

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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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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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Obamacare could be a tough sell in rural Nebraska

September 20th, 2013

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE — The Affordable Care Act takes a big step forward October 1st when new health insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, but reaching rural families will be part of the challenge.

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

February 18th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Ames, IA — The vast majority of corn and soybeans in the US grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. How did it even become possible?

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Technology Chips Away At Influence Of Prominent Ag Towns

February 11th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Kansas City, MO — Since 1856, wheat has been traded on the floor of the Kansas City Board of Trade. In the old days, there would be a swarm of traders around the pits.

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