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Four Ways to Address Income Inequity on the Rural Great Plains

Data show that rates of income inequality are high in rural counties of the Great Plains region, and generally significantly higher than urban areas of the region, particularly compared to suburban areas of the major cities of the region. This handful of policy responses can begin to address income inequality and make an economic system that works better for low-income individuals and families.

Changes to Whole Farm Revenue Insurance Could Increase Access

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced expansion of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance to all states and counties. WFRP was first made available for the 2015 crop year, and provides revenue insurance coverage on all of a farmer’s crops and animals under one policy. The policy was previously limited to certain states and counties.
 

Farm to School Profile: Fremont Community Learning Centers – Afterschool Programs

School Name: Fremont Community Learning Centers – Afterschool Programs

  •         Washington Elementary
  •         Linden Elementary
  •         Milliken Park Elementary

School Address: Main Street Education and Administration Center, 130 East 9th Street, Fremont, NE 68025

Number of Students: Total participating students among 3 schools = 260

How many schools are in your district? 10 school buildings

Women's Business Centers Form a National Network to Serve Women

The programs of Women’s Business Centers (WBC) are built around the goals of women entrepreneurs. WBCs help women succeed in business by providing business training, mentoring, and access to capital to nearly 200,000 entrepreneurs annually. The need and potential impact can’t be over stated. Women are projected to create over half of the 9.72 million small business jobs expected by 2018, according to Forbes.

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