Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
03/03/2014 Nebraska Farm to School Summit Coming to Northeast Nebraska -- discover ways to serve fresh food to students

Caryl Guisinger, carylg@cfra.org, Phone: (308) 850-6041; (308) 357-1000

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

02/28/2014 Center for Rural Affairs Responds to Forecasting Board Results

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

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

02/26/2014 Happy Meal Tax Cut bad for Nebraska -- Center for Rural Affairs' analysis critical of LB 1097's impact on low and middle income earners

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

02/24/2014 LB 887 crucial for Rural Nebraska -- Center for Rural Affairs urges support for Medicaid Expansion legislation

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

02/20/2014 Nebraska Doctor receives National Citizenship Award -- Dr. Amanda McKinney honored by the Center for Rural Affairs

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 100
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/19/2014 Stern Opposition to Packer Ownership of Hogs at Unicameral - - Center for Rural Affairs, Farmers Union join farmers and ranchers opposing LB 942

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 360-2109

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

02/19/2014 Kenneth and Lareda Hoback receive Bob Steffen Pioneer Award - - Couple presented prestigious sustainable ag award

Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, phone: (402) 617-7946;

or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/18/2014 LeRoy and Vergie Hansen Receive Seventh Generation Award

Hank Rohling, hankr@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1009

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

02/18/2014 Milo Alexander recognized for supporting Entrepreneurs - - Friend of the Year Award Announced

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

02/17/2014 Center for Rural Affairs Names Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients - - David and Kimberly Nelson of Papillion receive Prestigious Award

Janelle Moran, janellem@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (402) 335-3675

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

02/11/2014 Full House for MarketPlace

Kim Preston, kimp@cfra.org, Phone: 402-687-2103 ext. 1008
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

02/10/2014 REAP Hispanic Business Center Entrepreneur of the Year Named

Nancy Flock, nancyf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Hispanic Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 534-3508

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

02/07/2014 President Obama signs Farm Bill

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

02/06/2014 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Recognized - Center for Rural Affairs presents award to North Platte Business Woman

Nancy Flock, nancyf@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Hispanic Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 534-3508
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/06/2014 Fremont Vote Approaches

Virginia Meyer, information@fremontyes.org, Phone: (402) 992-5134
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (563) 581-2867 or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

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