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.
- Rich & Terry Fairbanks on Rural communities in the West need a fair shake
- on Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
- Larry Bullock on Ranch Diaries: A New Mexico cattle company is born
- Randy Piper on Bark beetle kill leads to more severe fires, right? Well, maybe
- Delaine Spilsbury on The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics