Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
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

02/03/2014 Senate Vote on Final Farm Bill

Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org(402) 687-2100(402) 360-2109 (cell); or
John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org(402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cell)

02/03/2014 Rep. Jeff Fortenberry receives George Norris Policymaker Award

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

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

01/29/2014 Rural Group urges Medicaid Expansion

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

01/28/2014 Center for Rural Affairs on Farm Bill Final Passage

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

01/27/2014 Will Farm Bill Deal Overturn Reform?

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

01/27/2014 Center Receives Grant to Support Rural Entrepreneurs - Nielsen Foundation supports MarketPlace, a small business and entrepreneurship conference

Kim Preston, kimp@cfra.org, Phone: 402-687-2103 ext. 1008
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: 402-687-2103 ext. 1007

01/24/2014 Efforts to weaken COOL misguided

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

01/21/2014 Business Plan Basics Training for Local Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Monica Braun, Center for Rural Affairs REAP WBC Director, monicab@cfra.org, or (402) 643-2673
or Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, elishas@cfra.org, or (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

01/13/2014 Center for Rural Affairs and Loup Basin RC&D Partnering to start Farm to School Programs

Sarah Smith, Center for Rural Affairs, sarahs@cfra.org

01/16/2014 Beginning Latino Farmer Workshops Coming to Central Nebraska - Workshop Series Conducted in Spanish

Erin Frank, Center for Rural Affairs, erinf@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 822-0066

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

01/15/2014 Governor’s Tax Ideas are Bad Policy for Nebraska Families

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

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

01/15/2014 Rural Leaders on Front Lines of Climate Change

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext 1010

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