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GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend free workshops presented in Spanish and sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Business
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios y gerentes de pequeñas empresas de Nebraska están invitados a asistir a talleres gratuitos presentados en español y patrocinados por Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Business
Iowa farmers who planted cover crops this fall without financial assistance from state or federal cost-share programs may be eligible for a $5/acre discount on their 2022 crop insurance premium. This discount is a program administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).
  • Farm and Food
Managers and business owners interested in developing diverse work environments with strong communication skills are invited to attend two upcoming training sessions hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs in December.
  • Small Towns
The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to see funding for farmers and landowners implementing conservation practices on working lands included in the Build Back Better Act passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Farm and Food
Find handmade and homemade items from crafters, local artisans, and more, at the Omaha Nation Winter Market, on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – For South Dakota farmers and ranchers, the deadline to submit initial paperwork for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)...
  • Farm and Food
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend a free workshop presented in Spanish and sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Business
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios y gerentes de pequeñas empresas de Nebraska están invitados a asistir a un taller gratuito presentado en español y patrocinado por Center for Rural Affairs....
  • Small Business
BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – Internet access is a critical component of everyday life. Even so, many areas in South Dakota are lacking reliable service. To help better understand the broadband needs in the...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA - Conservation easements can do many things, and when an easement is designed to permanently conserve a working farm or ranch, special care should be taken to assure the agreement is...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – As farmers start to wrap up harvest and think about next year’s crop, the Center for Rural Affairs has released a new resource guide to inform producers who grow small grains about...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Kansas and Minnesota producers interested in enrolling in Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs should be aware of important upcoming application deadlines. In...
  • Farm and Food
NEVADA, IOWA – The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to see today's launch of a new program intended to strengthen Iowa’s food supply chain and rural economies. Applications for the new Butchery...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – For Nebraska farmers and ranchers, the deadline to submit initial paperwork for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Nov. 19.
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs is urging members of the Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee to follow through on lawmakers’ commitment to local meat processors as they allocate State Recovery Funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – A familiar program with a revised name is still offering important assistance to rural Nebraska businesses and extending services to homeowners. The Rural Enterprise Assistance...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Un programa familiar con nombre modificado todavía ofrece asistencia importante a las empresas rurales de Nebraska y extiende los servicios a los propietarios de viviendas. Rural...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Existing or aspiring farmers looking to expand their small livestock businesses are invited to attend a series of free, online workshops hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Los agricultores existentes o aspirantes que buscan expandir sus pequeñas empresas ganaderas están invitados a asistir a una serie de talleres gratuitos en línea organizados por...
  • Farm and Food