Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
04/20/2015 Minden hosting Business Succession Clinic - President of Sunbelt Financial Advisors Frank Haverkamp presenting

Dena Beck, denab@cfra.org, REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 528-0060, denab@cfra.org

04/17/2015 NPPD Moves Past Coal at Sheldon Station - Center for Rural Affairs Responds to Sheldon Station Announcement

Johnathan Hladik, Center for Rural Affairs, johnathanh@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1028
or John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

04/09/2015 Women Caring for the Land Workshop May 4 - FREE program focusing on conservation and land management for female landowners

Virginia Meyer, Center for Rural Affairs, virginiam@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014

04/10/2015 Debate over Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act Begins - Center for Rural Affairs urges passage of SB 405

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

04/08/2015 Debate over Medicaid Redesign Act Begins - Center for Rural Affairs urges passage of LB 472

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

04/02/2015 No April Fools Joke: Local Control Advocates win LB 106 Vote - Center for Rural Affairs applauds the Unicameral's vote for local control over siting industrial livestock operations

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016 or (402) 360-2109
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867

03/25/2015 Continued Spending on Sheldon Station robs Ratepayers of Community Investment
Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch, Center for Rural Affairs, laurenk@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1022
or John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

 
03/24/2015 USDA abandons Farm Payment Limit Reform - Center for Rural Affairs rebukes USDA “actively engaged” proposal
Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 
03/23/2015 Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year Recognized - Center for Rural Affairs presents prestigious award to Alliance Business Woman

Jerry Terwilliger, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 247-9926
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/18/2015 Center for Rural Affairs Names Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Recipients Loop Brewing Company, LLC of McCook receive Prestigious Award

Dena Beck, denab@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 528-0060
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/17/2015 Farm to School Regional Conference in Beatrice - Less Than Week Away deadline to register nearing

Sandra Renner, sandrar@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1020
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

 

03/13/2015 Women Entrepreneur Conference coming to Grand Island During Women’s History Month - REAP Women's Business Center Entrepreneur of the Year honored

Monica Braun, monicab@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 643-2673
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

 

03/13/2015 Senator Fischer hears Testimony on EPA Waters of the U.S. RuleSaturday - Presides over Environment and Public Works Committee field hearing in Lincoln

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (563) 581-2867 or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, (402) 922-1409 or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/11/2015 Extra Mile Award Recipient Named - Pat Compton Receives REAP Extra Mile Award from Center for Rural Affairs

Dena Beck, Center for Rural Affairs, denab@cfra.org or Phone: (308) 528-0060
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
 
 

 

03/11/2015 Nearly $500,000 awarded for Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities - SDA grant enables Center for Rural Affairs and UVM to address healthcare needs of farmers and ranchers

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

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