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Innovation and Flair Make It Work in Rural Nebraska

Melissa Graham, owner of Missa Sue’s Curly Q’s in Laurel, Nebraska, would tell you the key to her success is, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Laurel! They’ve been so supportive in my business, and I would not be here without them. I love giving back to the community with special events. Just because we aren’t as big as Omaha doesn’t mean we can’t provide community events that you might think only happen in big cities!”

Investing in Rural Recovery

After a long wait, it finally appears that USDA is poised to roll out the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. It's a new program that will make grants to organizations that provide training, technical assistance or make small loans to new and existing rural small businesses with ten or fewer employees.

Got Milk?

by Steph Larsen

As the consumer movement towards unprocessed, local and organic food grows, so do questions about how the food was produced. Perhaps none is more controversial than in the case of raw milk.

Raw milk is simply milk that has not been pasteurized to kill bacteria or homogenized so that the cream does not float to the top. The controversy is explained well in this news clip and features a farm that is only a few miles from the Center for Rural Affairs office:

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