Nebraska http://www.kunc.org en Drought Continues To Hammer Great Plains Wheat http://www.kunc.org/post/drought-continues-hammer-great-plains-wheat <p>Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ariana Brocious & Harvest Public Media 57629 at http://www.kunc.org Drought Continues To Hammer Great Plains Wheat Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry http://www.kunc.org/post/brazil-beef-imports-too-risky-ranchers-worry <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0017-0010">greenlight a proposal</a> that would allow imports of fresh beef from certain sections of Brazil, despite the South American country’s history of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious pathogen that cripples cattle.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56169 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-behind-us-farmer-suicide <p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 55647 at http://www.kunc.org What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House http://www.kunc.org/post/unlocking-prairie-secrets-sod-house <p>Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century. To do that, they’re working with a team of archaeologists and historians dissecting a sod house, a house built out of bricks cut from dirt.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jackie Sojico & Harvest Public Media 55493 at http://www.kunc.org Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants http://www.kunc.org/post/climate-change-could-benefit-some-invasive-plants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most </span><a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">climate models paint</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54316 at http://www.kunc.org Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants