Items by Pete Letheby
Farmers in Nebraska are feeling the pressure from groups that demand better treatment for animals on factory farms.
As the Latino population of Nebraska grows, some locals worry, while others rejoice in the state's increasing diversity.
On an abandoned farm in South Dakota, the spirits of the author's ancestors seem to hover in the air.
Pete Letheby believes that King Corn and its byproducts, particularly the high-fructose corn syrup that’s in almost everything we eat, are to blame for the nation’s obesity and its agricultural pollution.
Pete Letheby says the West is headed for a hotter and drier future, and this time, as farmer Gerald Spangler warns him, we’re running out of groundwater.
Pete Letheby says the vanishing towns of the Great Plains and Midwest ought to open a welcoming door for immigrants.
The writer says the American Farm Bureau Federation speaks for agribusiness but not the family farmer
Pete Letheby admits that two New Jersey professors were dead right about the coming of a Buffalo Commons on the Great Plains
In Nebraska and its neighboring Plains states, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and other employees are again taking shots right and left from critics.
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Tom McCall on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought