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On Landscape, Corn, and Cather

As we were driving back from the Niobrara yesterday, my mother and I were discussing the changing landscape as we passed from Sandhills to flat plains to the rolling hills of the southeastern corner of the state. Near Bassett, my father said he loved driving through the Sandhills — which are looking particularly verdant right … Continue reading »

What’s That Smell?

Hog Confinement Operations, Rural Nebraska, and the Farm Life turned Agribusiness in the Land of the Good Life View Larger Map I had pleasure of meeting Tim Nissen in April of 2007. On one of the first warm spring days, Ande and I drove up to northeastern Nebraska to take pictures and tour the upstart … Continue reading »

Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Gedanken

Today’s NYTimes Dining & Wine section is all about Green. An article about Prince Charles, and his organic farm, product line, and star status in the organic community. An article about green wine, quite apropos right after my visit to the Nissen vineyard in Hartington. And then an article about locavores, those people committed to … Continue reading »