Weekly Column

Beyond the Gap

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9%, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of billions of dollars on uncompensated care.
 

Growing the Market for Nebraska Foods

An increasing number of farmers are growing specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs for local markets in Nebraska. Many of them are looking for additional opportunities to provide fresh, healthy food to their community, such as in school meals.
 
But making the farm to school connection can sometimes be a daunting task.
 
So it’s timely that the Center for Rural Affairs is partnering with University of Nebraska Extension to offer several FREE farm to school trainings to Nebraska’s school food service staff and fruit and vegetable growers.  

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