Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

“Forty percent of all the food in this country never makes it to the table at a cost of $165 billion to the U.S. economy,  If we can reduce the amount of food [waste] just think of the amount of money this country can save.”  
Dan Nickey, associate director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center 

Millions of tons of food end up in the landfill each year instead of on our plates. That’s while millions of Americans are hungry and landfills are filling up. Harvest Public Media begins an in-depth look at our food waste problem.  Grant Gerlock of NET News reports.  http://bit.ly/1rh4q2U

Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

“Forty percent of all the food in this country never makes it to the table at a cost of $165 billion to the U.S. economy,  If we can reduce the amount of food [waste] just think of the amount of money this country can save.” 

Dan Nickey, associate director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Millions of tons of food end up in the landfill each year instead of on our plates. That’s while millions of Americans are hungry and landfills are filling up. Harvest Public Media begins an in-depth look at our food waste problem.  Grant Gerlock of NET News reports.  http://bit.ly/1rh4q2U

Americans throw out billions of pounds of food each year. By some estimates, 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. is never eaten. NET News and Harvest Public Media are taking a close look at food waste next week. Here’s a taste of what’s coming. Listen for radio stories from HPM on NET Radio next week and watch for the NET News television special Tossed Out: Food Waste in America Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. CT on NET-1.  http://bit.ly/1u73a5R

Americans throw out billions of pounds of food each year. By some estimates, 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. is never eaten. NET News and Harvest Public Media are taking a close look at food waste next week. Here’s a taste of what’s coming.

Listen for radio stories from HPM on NET Radio next week and watch for the NET News television special Tossed Out: Food Waste in America Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. CT on NET-1.  http://bit.ly/1u73a5R

How Tough is Nebraska on Pot Possession?  Depends on the County

“This is sort of the wild, wild west in many respects,” Senator Al Davis of Hyannis said.

County attorneys in Nebraska respond to small quantity pot cases in dramatically different ways. The range of charges, fines, and opinions came to light in a recent hearing before the Nebraska State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Bill Kelly of NET News takes a closer look at the issue.  http://bit.ly/1r4mPzT

How Tough is Nebraska on Pot Possession?  Depends on the County

“This is sort of the wild, wild west in many respects,” Senator Al Davis of Hyannis said.

County attorneys in Nebraska respond to small quantity pot cases in dramatically different ways. The range of charges, fines, and opinions came to light in a recent hearing before the Nebraska State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Bill Kelly of NET News takes a closer look at the issue.  http://bit.ly/1r4mPzT

Bakken Oil Rail Information Raises Right-To-Know, Public Safety Questions
In Nebraska, the state keeps information on Bakken crude oil shipments by rail confidential. In Iowa and Missouri, that is public information. The difference reflects questions about public safety and the public’s right to know.  Fred Knapp of NET News reports.  http://bit.ly/1uU5g68

Bakken Oil Rail Information Raises Right-To-Know, Public Safety Questions

In Nebraska, the state keeps information on Bakken crude oil shipments by rail confidential. In Iowa and Missouri, that is public information. The difference reflects questions about public safety and the public’s right to know.  Fred Knapp of NET News reports.  http://bit.ly/1uU5g68

Ben Bohall of NET News talks with NET journalists Mike Tobias and Bill Kelly about the Nebraska U.S. Senate race and Sunday’s upcoming debate in North Platte.  http://bit.ly/X7WzKn  You can join us live at 7:00 pm CT at North Platte High School for the NET News / Nebraska Broadcasters Association debate, or follow it live on NET1, NET Radio, netNebraska.org/news and many Nebraska Broadcasters Association member stations.

Ben Bohall of NET News talks with NET journalists Mike Tobias and Bill Kelly about the Nebraska U.S. Senate race and Sunday’s upcoming debate in North Platte.  http://bit.ly/X7WzKn  You can join us live at 7:00 pm CT at North Platte High School for the NET News / Nebraska Broadcasters Association debate, or follow it live on NET1, NET Radio, netNebraska.org/news and many Nebraska Broadcasters Association member stations.

Hassebrook Will Not Challenge Nebraska Secretary of State Decision To Allow Foley On Ballot
Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale decided Wednesday Mike Foley’s name will be on the ballot in November.  The state auditor will replace former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann as Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts’ running mate. Democratic candidate Chuck Hassebrook said he will not challenge the decision in court.  Hassebrook went on to say the ruling in favor of the new Republican ticket is another ill effect from what he called “one party rule” in Nebraska.  The Ricketts’ campaign called the ruling a “sound decision.”  http://bit.ly/1nMsA1C

Hassebrook Will Not Challenge Nebraska Secretary of State Decision To Allow Foley On Ballot

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale decided Wednesday Mike Foley’s name will be on the ballot in November.  The state auditor will replace former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann as Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts’ running mate. Democratic candidate Chuck Hassebrook said he will not challenge the decision in court.  Hassebrook went on to say the ruling in favor of the new Republican ticket is another ill effect from what he called “one party rule” in Nebraska.  The Ricketts’ campaign called the ruling a “sound decision.”  http://bit.ly/1nMsA1C

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office today (Tuesday).  The resignation comes one day after a judge issued a protection order against him for allegedly grabbing his sister’s wrist and forcing her out of a house in connection with a family dispute.  Heidemann also has withdrawn as the running mate for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts.  http://bit.ly/1uHlvmU