Center News Releases

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Release Date Contact(s)
02/11/2015 Iowa Farmer receives National Citizenship Award - Jerry Peckumn honored by the Center for Rural Affairs

Jon Bailey, jonb@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1013
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

02/04/2014 Conservation Stewardship Deadline Approaching - Center for Rural Affairs offers Farm Bill Helpline to Assist Producers - Short timeframe for producers to submit initial application

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

02/03/2015 Panel announced for Water, Soil, Toil Discussion - Farmers and renowned Ethicist to discuss Farm and Food Issues

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext 1007

01/28/2015 Nebraskans Speak on Wind - Center for Rural Affairs Wind Information Forum draws over 100 in Cortland

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

01/20/2015 Nebraskans to Speak on Wind - Center for Rural Affairs hosts Wind Information Forum

Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

01/16/2015 Health Insurance Literacy and the Affordable Care Act - Nebraska organizations join forces to conduct community forums on the Affordable Care Act’s impact in Nebraska

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

01/13/2015 Renowned Agriculture Ethicist to discuss Farm and Food Issues - Center for Rural Affairs presents Water, Soil, Toil: The Ways We Farm

Adele Phillips, adelep@cfra.org,  Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1009
or John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

12/23/2014 Conservation Stewardship Program Interim Final Rule - Center for Rural Affairs Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Provide Comments

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

12/16/2014 Montana Medicaid Losses Top $700 Million - Montana forfeits nearly $2 million per day without Medicaid expansion

John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
Steph Larsen, stehl@cfra.org, Phone: (406) 356-6838

12/15/2014 Latino Beginning Farmer and Rancher Workshops Coming to Southeast Nebraska - Workshop Series Conducted in Spanish

Erin Frank Schoenberg, 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

12/10/2014 Federal Spending Bill Catastrophic for Rural Priorities - Center for Rural Affairs urges vote against spending bill.

Traci Bruckner, traci@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016
John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
 

11/17/2014 Bancroft Farm to School Food Service Workshop - Center for Rural Affairs hosting event to help others discover ways to serve fresh food to students

Sandra Renner, Center for Rural Affairs’ Farm to School Associate,sandrar@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1020

12/02/2014 Christmas Bazaar offers Unique Holiday Shopping Experience - Inaugural event will feature Native American artwork, jewelry and more!

Veronica Erenberg, Center for Rural Affairs, veronicae@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021

10/24/2014 Nebraska Farm to School Summit held in Aurora - 2nd Annual Summit Focuses on Bringing Healthy, Nebraska-grown foods to Schools

Sarah Smith, sarahs@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Nebraska Farm to School Lead, Phone: (307) 321-9766

10/17/2014 42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act - Center for Rural Affairs urges White House to finalize Waters of U.S. rule

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

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