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Congress Eases Some School Lunch Requirements

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congress has eased some of the stricter nutrition regulations for school lunches as part of a massive year-end spending bill that was approved this month. Full Story

Colorado Vows to Defend Pot Law Against States' Challenge

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into... Full Story

Research says regulations helping small hog farms

posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive. Full Story

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week. Full Story

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought
Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... Full Story

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Full Story

Nebraska Veteran Embarks on New Mission with Poultry Operation

posted on August 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

 Nebraska Veteran Embarks on New Mission with Poultry Operation
Rural America could be considered fertile ground for patriotism. The ties of close-knit communities foster certain sentiments about people, the land, and hard work. And for some, protecting this way of life is more than just an option or an... Full Story

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota
Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather. Full Story

Keystone Opponents March on Washington, Supporters Speak in the Heartland

posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Keystone Opponents March on Washington, Supporters Speak in the Heartland
The Keystone XL project may appear stalled after a decision by the Obama administration late last week to allow more time for review. But those with strong views aren't taking their foot off the gas pedal and the anti-pipeline movement is... Full Story

Other States Join Missouri's Challenge Of Egg Law

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

California law prohibits the sale of eggs in the state from any hen not raised in compliance with California's animal care standards. Full Story

Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and... Full Story

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant

posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant
Federal safety investigators are determining whether structural problems and a dust explosion contributed to an industrial building collapse in Omaha this week that killed two workers and injured 17 others. Inspectors with the U.S. Occupational... Full Story

Case Of Bovine TB Linked To Northeast Neb. Herd

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Bovine tuberculosis causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle and results in reduced milk and meat production. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact and the inhalation of bacteria. Full Story

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or... Full Story
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