A Good Read... The Center Newsletter!

The Center for Rural Affairs November-December newsletter is online. You’ll find 7 stories to stimulate your rural news appetite.

If you hunger for ag and policy, check out how veterans are learning how to become farmers with a little help from us, why seed company mergers are troublesome and what should be done about it; and a look at the crop insurance program’s impact on land values.

Business and small-town lore shine too. You can see recent stats on women-owned businesses (growing by leaps and bounds). Brian Depew’s essay challenges you to think rural when you think art and culture. Devour the fascinating stories, characters, and history that surround us and see what excitement follows.

For any Huskers, you’ll find a new season about to open: the 2016 Nebraska legislative session. You can see the issues we’ll be tackling, and perhaps get ideas for other states too.

And, since we depend on your support to bring the news to you, we share some exciting Giving Tuesday news. The generous folks at Newman’s Own Foundation will match every dollar given to the Center for Rural Affairs online from Nov. 24 to Dec 1, up to $10,000.

You'll find the newsletter online here. Or you can download the newsletter as a pdf here.

I'd love to hear your feedback. Ideas for articles, comments on this issue, ways we can better serve you – anything you’d like to share. Please email me, Marie Powell, at mariep@cfra.org.