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Nebraskans Discuss State's Energy Future

When it comes to power, Nebraska is unique from every other state. That’s because our state is the only one in the nation with public power, giving Nebraskans the ability to elect board members that will represent our interests when it comes to powering our homes and businesses. To ensure that we are being properly represented, Nebraskans must be active in learning about energy in the state and what public power districts are planning for the future. 
 

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery

Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.
 
The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Every day, the Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer dollars for its operation.
 

Get Ready with Our Farm to School Month Starter Kit!

Farm to School Month, Great Apple Crunch - Where do I start?!

Below you’ll find resources and links to help you put together a successful Farm to School Month Activity.  Feel free to download, borrow or make anything your own.  Farm to School is not about getting overly complicated, we encourage you to enhance or highlight what you might already be doing or start with an activity that is easy to implement.  Either way, you’ll easily be able to build from there!

Young Santee Artist Grows Hobby into Income

Shaylana Lewis, a proud member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, first learned to bead at the tender age of 11 by Donelle La Pointe, her Dakota language teacher from Marty, South Dakota.

Now 19 years old, Lewis is still beading. She says beading brings her to a calm and positive state. Lewis beads jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, rings, headbands and does custom orders. But what originally started out as a hobby has now turned into a lucrative opportunity to make a small income on the side. 

Rural Nerds: Top 10 Research Recap Begins

Here at the Center for Rural Affairs, we're rural nerds, knee-deep in research. We've been reporting on it for 40+ years. 

Last spring we came up with the Top 10 Rural Research Reports publication. We splashed a good-looking, near-sighted cow on the cover. Now the bovine is on the loose again with a #tbt look-back countdown of  those reports (throwback Thursday, that is). Here is number 10.

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