Childhood obesity has become a major health problem for youth in the United States. This is especially true among low-income families that often lack the time and budget to commit to proper nutrition. Nebraska 4-H Youth Development is addressing this issue through a program called WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness.
Researchers from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL and the Nebraska Water Center will play key roles as part of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded consortium to address agricultural sustainability on the Ogallala Aquifer.
The average for Nebraska agricultural land values has declined by about 4 percent in the last year according to preliminary findings from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey.