Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
04/11/2014 Getting the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Started Right

Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs, tracib@cfra.org(402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org(402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)

04/10/2014 Secretary of Interior responds to calls for balanced public land use - Center for Rural Affairs applauds crucial first step

John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)
or Steph Larsen, Center for Rural Affairs, stephl@cfra.org, (202) 701-8151

04/02/2014 Aspiring Women Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Participate in Workshop Series

 Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, Phone: 402-687-2103 ext. 1014
or, Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org Phone: 402-687-2103 ext. 1007

04/01/2014 Deadline Extended for USDA Value-Added Producer Grants - Priority for Military Veterans Added to grant program - Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line

 Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

03/31/2014 Iowa Ag, Business, Faith Leaders Discuss Climate Change -- Climate Discussion Panel held in Ames

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch (pronounced Co-lo-jay-chick-cotch), laurenk@cfra.org, (402) 687-2100 ext. 1020
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1007

03/28/2014 Rural Voices for Climate Change - Discussion panel on climate change to be held in Ames

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch (pronounced Co-lo-jay-chick-cotch), laurenk@cfra.org, (402) 687-2100 ext. 1020
or John Crabtree *, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext 1010 or (563) 581-2867

03/28/2014 Western Elected Officials call for Balanced Public Land Use

John Crabtree*, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)
* To schedule an interview or other follow-up with letter signatories that are presenting the sign-on letter to Department of Interior and other Administration officials in Washington, DC, please contact John Crabtree at the Center for Rural Affairs for assistance.

03/25/2014 EPA proposes Major Upgrade for Clean Water Rules - Center for Rural Affairs encouraged by clarity provided in new rules

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

03/20/2014 Medicaid Expansion Likely Doomed in Unicameral - Center for Rural Affairs calls failed cloture vote "unconscionable"

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

03/18/2014 Presenters Set for the Kearney County Economic Development Agency 10th Anniversary Event - Center for Rural Affairs' Dena Beck to speak

Dena Beck, denab@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs REAP Business Specialist & Senior Project Leader, Phone: (308) 528-0060

03/18/2014 Wellness In Nebraska Act Crucial for Rural Nebraska - Center for Rural Affairs urges passage of LB 887 Medicaid Expansion Bill
Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
03/11/2014 Rural Voices for Climate Change -- Discussion panel on climate change to be held in Ames

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch (pronounced Co-lo-jay-chick-cotch), laurenk@cfra.org, (402) 687-2100 ext. 1020

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

 

03/03/2014 Survey to Assess Needs of Rural Nebraska Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs -- March 31 is last day to complete survey

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

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

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