Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
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

03/10/2015 LB 472 crucial for Rural Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs urges support for Medicaid Redesign Act

Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013

03/06/2015 McCook Meet and Greet and Community Conversation Next Week - Center for Rural Affairs encourages public to attend

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

03/05/2015 Nebraska Medicaid Losses Top $400 Million - Nebraska forfeits nearly $1 million per day without Medicaid expansion

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

03/04/2015 EITC vital in Rural and Small Town Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs testifies in favor of LB 495

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

03/02/2015 Deadline Extended for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) - Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line to Assist Producers

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

03/02/2015 Nebraska Farm to School Regional Conference Coming to Beatrice - connecting schools and communities with farmers to locally source food for schools
Contact: Sandra Renner, sandrar@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1020
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

 

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