Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
02/25/2015 Center for Rural Affairs opens new office in Dyersville, Iowa

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (563) 581-2867 (cell), or (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

02/25/2015 Center urges support for Medicaid Redesign Act - Center for Rural Affairs testifies for LB 472, releases report on Medicaid and Corrections Reform

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (563) 581-2867 or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
or Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1013

02/23/2015 $380,000 awarded for Beginning Farmer/Rancher Trainings - USDA grant enables Nebraska organizations to address more needs of beginning farmers and ranchers

Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs,  Phone: (402) 617-7946

 

02/18/2015 Center for Rural Affairs opposes HB 455 - Rural and small town Montana deserve a better Medicaid redesign

Steph Larsen, stephl@cfra.org, or (406) 356-6838, or (202) 701-8151
or, John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, or (563) 581-2867, or (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

02/18/2015 Center urges a Return to Balanced Taxes in Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs testifies in support of LB 280

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (563) 581-2867 or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
or Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1013

02/16/2015 Mike Burge recognized for supporting Entrepreneurs - Valentine Cherry County Economic Development Director Receives REAP Friend of the Year Award

Gene Rahn, gener@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 925-2920
or Elisha Smith,elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/13/2015 Dan Hromas receives Bob Steffen Pioneer Award - Veteran and beginning farmer presented prestigious sustainable ag award

Wyatt Fraas, wyattf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 254-6893
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/11/2015 Iowa Farmer receives National Citizenship Award - Jerry Peckumn honored by the Center for Rural Affairs

Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/04/2014 Conservation Stewardship Deadline Approaching - Center for Rural Affairs offers Farm Bill Helpline to Assist Producers - Short timeframe for producers to submit initial application

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
or; John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (563) 581-2867 (cellular)
 

02/03/2015 Panel announced for Water, Soil, Toil Discussion - Farmers and renowned Ethicist to discuss Farm and Food Issues

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext 1007

01/28/2015 Nebraskans Speak on Wind - Center for Rural Affairs Wind Information Forum draws over 100 in Cortland

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

01/20/2015 Nebraskans to Speak on Wind - Center for Rural Affairs hosts Wind Information Forum

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

01/16/2015 Health Insurance Literacy and the Affordable Care Act - Nebraska organizations join forces to conduct community forums on the Affordable Care Act’s impact in Nebraska

Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

01/13/2015 Renowned Agriculture Ethicist to discuss Farm and Food Issues - Center for Rural Affairs presents Water, Soil, Toil: The Ways We Farm

Adele Phillips, adelep@cfra.org,  Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1009
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

12/23/2014 Conservation Stewardship Program Interim Final Rule - Center for Rural Affairs Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Provide Comments

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016, or
John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

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