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Wait. What? Antibiotic-free is unsustainable? | How college kids buy food
Why 'livestock-friendly' counts | Keep those grills fired up
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Why antibiotic-free is unsustainable
Antibiotic-free vs. sustainability in pictures
Between energy-stingy lighting, reduced food miles, waste-stream reduction, water conservation and efficient refrigeration, grocers are leading the push to reduce the food chain's carbon footprint. But when it comes to improving sustainability, going antibiotic-free isn't all it's cracked up to be. Here's everything your customers need to know about the contentious issue in a single infographic.
What drives college food spending_
Inside the buying habits of college students
With the fall's re-arrival of students, retailers are looking for the annual bump in business. But is the millennial college student worth the marketing trouble? Some insights from newly reported survey research.
Nebraska is bullish on livestock friendly counties
What is 'livestock friendly,' and why should you care?
More than a decade after Nebraska began officially dubbing specific counties as "livestock friendly," participating counties have gained more cattle farms and lost fewer hog farms than those that haven't, a new study by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska shows. Should you care?
Keeping the grilling going
Five more ideas to keep the grills going this winter
Of the 75 percent of American adults who own a grill or smoker, almost two thirds of them say they will use their grill or smoker year-round. Here's how to keep the barbecuing love alive after the traditional Labor Day close of season. 
The man who protected Nebraska dryland farming
Shaped by the memories of the Dust Bowl disaster of his childhood, Gering's Charlie Fenster went on to become a world authority on natural dryland farming practices that protect the soil even as they improve crop production.   
The horrors and glories of cake decoration
A cake-decorating celebration, from worst to best
News that a Georgia Walmart was forced to issue a public apology after bakery staff refused to decorate a "blue lives matter" cake to commemorate a local officer's retirement should serve as an object lesson for us all. Cake decorating has somehow become controversy ground-zero for food retailers. Let us all take a deep breath, relax and take this tour of modern cake decorating, from disaster to divine.
Mark your calendars for these events:
Jan. 19 
NGIA Legislative Dinner, Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln
Feb. 12-15
National Grocers Association Trade Show, Las Vegas
Feb. 15-16
SpartanNash Spring Trade Show, Minneapolis
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