Big changes could affect Nebraska electricity consumers

September 18th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Nebraska’s electric rates have gone up faster than the national average in recent years. Advocates say competition between outside utilities and the Nebraska Public Power District is a way to combat that. Others say the state should not switch from a system that’s done a good job.

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Could hops be new cash crop for Nebraska farmers?

September 17th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

The growing demand for locally produced beer is causing some Nebraska farmers to rethink what they plant.

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Rep. Brad Ashford talks voting record/immigration issues with KVNO News

September 15th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Elected as a Democrat, Congressman Brad Ashford’s voting record looks more like a Republican’s than some of his colleagues would like

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Food companies begin to pressure farmers to reduce runoff

September 15th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

Corn and soybean farmers often apply more than a thousand pounds of fertilizer to every acre they farm. That helps farmers grow a lot of grain – but it can also destroy waterways from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cheaper, easier monitoring could hasten water clean-up

September 14th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

Throughout the cropland of the Midwest, farmers use chemicals on their fields to nourish the plants and the soil. But excess nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients can wash off the fields and into streams, rivers and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.

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UNO to serve beer at Baxter Arena

September 10th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Beginning this fall, The University of Nebraska at Omaha will join about 35 other Universities from around the country that sell beer during sporting events. KVNO spoke to the UNO Athletic Director and the GM of Baxter Arena about what it means to sell beer on a college campus.

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