Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide in Nebraska


By Jessica Smith Downtown Hastings, Nebraska, often strikes visitors as something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. A myriad of small businesses line both sides of Second Street, which is festively decorated in lights during the winter and well-groomed trees in spring. Tourists can catch a matinee at the historic Rivoli, which first opened in … Continue reading Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide in Nebraska

Don’t Confuse Splitting Farm Bill, Ending Subsidies


By Cameron Smith By now, most people familiar with the 2014 Farm Bill remember last year’s attempt to separate the agriculture provisions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Again, the odd political alliance forged by incorporating food stamps and farm policy into the same bill garnered enough votes to … Continue reading Don’t Confuse Splitting Farm Bill, Ending Subsidies