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Time is Running Out To Sign-Up for CSP

Time is running out for farmers and ranchers that want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year. February 27th was the deadline for the 2015 round, but an extension to March 13 was just announced. Producers should visit their local NRCS office before that date to initiate the application process.

Expressing Love for Rural America

Working for a stronger rural America (or working on behalf of any nonprofit cause) means that we often focus on what needs fixing. However, we don't want our staff or supporters losing sight of why the Center for Rural Affairs exists. You support the Center and we work here for one simple reason: We love rural America.

Christmas Bazaar offers Unique, Local Holiday Shopping Experience

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have passed, but there is still plenty of time for holiday shopping. And for those who aspire to shop local, a great opportunity exists, especially if you're looking to support beginning farmers, artisans and craftspeople close to home.
 
On Saturday, December 13th, check out one of the most unique holiday shopping experiences you'll find in Northeast Nebraska ... or anywhere.
 

Giving Thanks for Unexpected Things

Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things.
 
For some in our society, however, working hard doesn’t always produce enough income to make ends meet. And many rural and small town Americans depend on something that the rest of us don’t likely think about that often, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help get through some of the tough times.
 

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