DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has finalized rules for most U.S. pork processing plants that remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees.

The pork industry says the first significant pork processing rule changes in 50 years were long overdue. Officials applauded the new regulatory freedom finalized Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize is being awarded this year to two men credited with helping reduce by 10 million the world's number of children stunted from malnourishment between 2012 and 2017.

UWM works to "Silence the Growl" this summer

May 23, 2018

1 in 5 children in Nebraska are considered food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. 

Map the Meal Gap 2018, a study released by Feeding America, is focused on food insecurity and the cost of food at the county level.

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE screens for one night only at the Dundee Theatre on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It turned unusually cold last week but at least it was dry, allowing farmers in Iowa and Nebraska to make progress harvesting corn and soybeans.

This Saturday, November 4th, the Omaha Public Library will present its annual culinary conference.

The Department of Health and Human Services will ship more than 4,900 tons of food to approximately 425 Nebraska schools and child care centers.

United Way of the Midlands is addressing the issue of food insecurity this week at a symposium on Wednesday morning at UNO.

After Tuesday’s storm, many residents were left without power and saw their food spoil. 

Local food initiatives highlighted during conference in Omaha

Aug 18, 2015

The USDA wants more support for development of urban agriculture and local food systems.

Report shows fewer summer meal program sites available

Jun 13, 2014

There were fewer sites serving summer meals to children last year, according to a new report.

Children and families in Council Bluffs have ten places to get summer meals through July.

Feeding Nebraska's Kids

Dec 6, 2012

25 Nebraska counties have schools that are eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program, but currently have no summer feeding programs. 

Kate Bolz, Executive Director for Nebraska Appleseed, says a new grant program recently approved in the legislature offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to bridge that gap. 

She says Senator Norm Wallman introduced the legislation because 1 in 5 children in Nebraska is food insecure. 

The Salvation Army of Omaha says requests for assistance from its food pantry are up 41 percent over the past three years.

Omaha area elementary and middle schools will participate in an anti-hunger initiative for the second year.

Vilsack: drought isn't affecting food prices

Aug 13, 2012
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the drought isn't contributing to higher food prices—at least not yet.