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Going once, going twice, gone! Farm auctions are moving online, and that's changing a rural tradition
Farm auctions — a marketplace for knickknacks, farm land and everything in between — are often also social gathering spaces for rural communities. That’s changing as more auctions go online.
How Nebraska's largest Black-owned business is approaching the post-pandemic era
"We are at an inflection point," said Carmen Tapio, founder and CEO of North End Teleservices.
Why much of Nebraska's economy remains strong despite the pandemic
Some businesses in Newman Grove, Nebraska, have been booming as fewer people leave town to shop. Also, the region's agriculture economy remains healthy.
Nebraskans vote to cap interest rates on payday loans
Voters overwhelmingly approved limiting annual interest on small-dollar loans to 36%.
"It's a mess": Midwest flooding leaves small businesses reeling
Heavy rain and melting snow have brought historic flooding to parts of the Midwest. Around 200 miles of Missouri River levees in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas have been compromised, according to the Associated Press, and flood warnings are still up for at least a dozen states. At least two people have died, thousands have […]
Farmers plant soybeans amid uncertainty over tariffs
After President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, the Chinese government threatened to target soybeans, an important American cash crop. As farmers got ready to plant their fields, they didn’t have much choice but to stick to planting soybeans and hope for the best. But there are other actions they could […]
Reinventing the rural health care system
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.
In Nebraska, historic shelterbelts are making way for more crops
The strips of trees once protected farmers from Dust Bowl storms. Reporter Carson Vaughan wrote about them.
Yazidis find a home in Lincoln, Nebraska
The state capital is the home of the largest Yazidi community in the country.
How Latinos are transforming the economy of a small rural town
Immigrants drawn by jobs at the local meat-packing plant are making their mark in business and politics.