For a day or two every year, a Scottsbluff-area farmer sets aside his usual farming routine to delve into science.
Demand for organics increased so much that it began outstripping the supply produced in the U.S. Now a new challenge has emerged: convincing enough farmers to grow organic.
Spring wildfires. A June frost/freeze. Successive hail storms. Hurricane-strength winds. Unrelenting heat. Weeks and weeks with virtually no rain. All have conspired to set back or decimate crops.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said the case was reported in a backyard chicken flock in Dawes County with fewer than 50 birds.
Take a look at honeybee health in Nebraska using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Farmers and ranchers seeking to learn more about agriculture-related technology can talk with product designers, technicians and engineers next week at Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island.
This summer, the Journal Star interviewed workers from three different Nebraska meatpacking plants. They voiced longstanding concerns about frequent injuries and hazardous working conditions, discrimination and harassment.
Nebraskans involved in the ag industry say the data captured by NASA and other organizations has given farmers more tools to adjust their growing practices.
With land provided by Omaha nonprofits, Emmanuel Sekamana is able to grow the majority of the food his family eats in North Omaha gardens.
Today the farm is owned and operated by Gerald and Pam George. They are the fifth-generation Liedtke family to own the quarter of land.
Grone and Schlotman led a SDSU team of more than a dozen people to finish ahead of the University of Missouri, the University of Kentucky, Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Drought leaves Platte River near Columbus, Nebraska mostly dry
Camp Creek Threshers is an organization that seeks to keep the farming ways of old and new alive. The group's July show near Waverly, which took place Saturday and Sunday, is its largest event.
Owner Christy Heckathorn talks about her business and a historic building at Fleurish Flower Farm in rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Heckathorn has been making floral arrangements and selling flowers grown in a half-acre garden for the past two seasons.
Nebraska farmers and ranchers could get better prices for their cattle under a bill by Sen. Deb Fischer. The measure to increase competition in cattle markets cleared the Senate ag committee.
Grant Hilbert, 21, of Ankeny, made enough money from YouTube videos of him playing the Farming Simulator video game to help him buy 250 acres in Poweshiek and Mahaska counties.
A farm in Plymouth County sold for $25,000 an acre on Friday, a price more than twice as high as the average in the county.
The annual event is staged in a different part of the state each year and is typically hosted on a private ranch. But organizers saw an opportunity to hold this year's fundraiser between Lincoln and Omaha.
A UNL researcher is studying whether naturally occurring nanoparticles in milk can be used to deliver therapies — from cancer treatments to gene therapies — to the brain.
Meatpacking plants were an early epicenter of the virus and seeded coronavirus in surrounding communities.
Take a look at statistics on the avian flu in Wisconsin using data from the USDA.
See statistics on the avian flu in Iowa using data from the USDA.
Ranchers and farmers, the foundation of Nebraska's economy, are reeling from an onslaught of problems caused by drought and fire.