Nebraska firefighters make headway against flames

September 4th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman spent part of the long weekend surveying fire damage in western Nebraska.

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80 Nebraska towns restricting water use

August 31st, 2012

By Mike Tobias

Marquette, NE – More than 80 communities across Nebraska have put water use restrictions in place, in response to the continuing drought, including the central Nebraska village of Marquette.

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What if Congress doesn’t pass a farm bill?

August 14th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Garner, IA – While members of Congress are back in their home states running for re-election, piles of unresolved legislation wait for them back in Washington, including the farm bill.

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Economists eye drought, corn loss impact

August 6th, 2012

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The futures corn market is trending up, and continued hot and dry conditions in the Midwest have caused yield projections to fall. Economists are concerned the trend could extend its impact throughout the Midwestern economy.

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Governor on corn prices: ‘Let market work’

August 1st, 2012

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Gov. Heineman is currently on a trade mission in China to help build foreign investments in Nebraska. But in a conference call with reporters from Shaanxi province, he fielded an array of questions dealing with issues back home.

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Continued drought pushes up crop prices

July 30th, 2012

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Much of the country is currently under drought conditions to some degree, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. But here in Nebraska things have gotten progressively worse in the past month.

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