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On the Lighter Side: Dream job? Nightmare, maybe

On those beautiful Nebraska mornings when you're tired of being cooped up in the backroom or stuck at a desk, the young man's thoughts drift to jobs in the outdoors and the fresh air, like this simple task of changing lightbulbs just over the state line in South Dakota.

On the Lighter Side: Jim Gaffigan on the oddities of holiday food traditions

Food-friendly comic Jim Gaffigan pays tribute to Independence Day by taking a whirlwind tour through the over-eating oddities of American holiday traditions. Eat up!

On the Lighter Side: This may qualify as the most chilling storm-chaser video yet

Of all the storm-chaser videos of tornadoes that the preponderance of portable media has wrought, this terrifying 5.5 minutes shot just over the state line near Wray, Colo,. in early May could be the most breathtaking. Open up your video player to full screen and watch it in high-definition to experience the full effect!

On the Lighter Side: Steve Harvey on the value of life's bumps and bruises

When you're standing lonely on the cliff of life, watching others soar by you, says poster child for the American dream Steve Harvey, sometimes you just have to jump, taking the bumps and bruises as they come. Done right, he says, the pain is worth it.

On the Lighter Side: City or country, this defines 'good neighbor'

It takes a good Nebraska snowstorm to bring out the good neighbor in us all, as this wheelchair-bound Iraq-war veteran demonstrated in his Omaha neighborhood.

Partners

In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.


Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.


Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.