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#SupportRural on #GivingTuesday, December 2

​Your belly will probably be full of turkey from Thanksgiving. Your feet may hurt from hunting from Black Friday and your fingers might be sore from clicking for Cyber Monday shopping. But, on December 2, let your heart swell with #GivingTuesday. It’s a global day for giving back. The Center for Rural Affairs joins #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014 by challenging you to #SupportRural.

A Gem of an Idea Gets this Business Rolling

Starting a business can be quite complicated, especially if you haven’t thought about the details involved in structuring the business, looking for startup capital, doing inspections, or looking for a location.

The history behind Luis Onate, owner of The Granola House in Norfolk, Nebraska, is no different. Luis worked as a restaurant manager a few years before he joined the Bakery Team at the local Hy-Vee. His experience was one of the multiple motivations to start his own business.

Veterans Should Have Health Coverage

This Veteran’s Day we honor those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now is the time to fight for them by ensuring they have access to health coverage.
 

Civic Duty Requires More

Democracy is key to the American experience. You have the right to vote, and most of you exercise that right. This gives us equal say when choosing the persons to best represent our interests.
 
For many of us, voting is more than a right. It’s a duty. And after weeks (or was it months?) of nonstop television ads, radio clips, and mailings, we were happy get it over with. That duty has been fulfilled.
 
It’s now time to kick back and relax until 2016, right?
 

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