While this is a diverse country, the people working on farms and elsewhere in agriculture often don’t reflect the nation’s demographics. Changing that is becoming a priority, in hopes new people will bring fresh ideas to meet some of our food system’s greatest challenges.
A federal investigation and lawsuits over the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million dollars from an obscure Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry add to questions about oversight of a national program funded by fees charged to ordinary farmers and ranchers
A group of Nebraska landowners sued to block the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline from seizing land by eminent domain. They have pledged to revive their fight, as the pipeline plans are revived.
There is a downside to record-breaking harvests. Prices for commodities like corn and wheat are at their lowest point in a decade. Farm lenders expect fewer producers will be able to pay back their loans. What does that mean for the farm economy?
Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug addiction and overdoses in communities across the country, killing tens of thousands of people each year. Research shows some of America’s most rural areas are particularly at-risk for opioid addiction and abuse, and many experts expect the problem to only get worse.
Losing a big company leaves an economic scar on a city. But in Sidney, Nebraska, nearly one-third of the city works at the headquarters of the outdoor retailer, Cabela’s. Residents are wondering what’s next when Cabela’s merges with a competitor.