Press Releases

We are committed to keeping the issues facing rural America in the news media. Here you'll find news on the work we do on public policy, farming and ranching, small businesses, and rural communities.

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
GRAND ISLAND, LINCOLN, AND COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend a variety of free workshops sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
GRAND ISLAND, LINCOLN, AND COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios y gerentes de pequeñas empresas de Nebraska están invitados a asistir a una variedad de talleres patrocinados por el Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
CHADRON, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations available once per month in Chadron have been moved to a different day. The sessions will be held on the third Thursdays, from noon to...
  • Small Business
LEXINGTON AND COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend two free workshops sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs. All workshops offered in...
  • Small Business
LEXINGTON Y COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios y emprendedores de pequeñas empresas de Nebraska están invitados a asistir a una variedad de talleres patrocinados por el Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Rural small businesses and other entities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could receive six months of loan forgiveness under legislation being considered...
  • Small Business
ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available on the last Wednesday of each month, from noon to 2 p.m., at Box Butte Development Corporation, 502 Box Butte Ave...
  • Small Business
NEVADA, IA – For Iowa farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the deadline to submit initial paperwork has...
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Greenhouse and agricultural teachers looking for more information to grow their knowledge and share it with others are invited to attend “Back to the Greenhouse: A Growing Series for...
  • Farm and Food
WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available in West Point on the third Thursday of every month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Lori Schrader, loan specialist with the Center...
  • Small Business
SIDNEY AND CHADRON, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available once per month in Sidney and Chadron. Anthony Gurrola, loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs, will...
  • Small Business
SLATER, IOWA – An Iowa landowner and operator will discuss the in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices they have implemented together during the last 10 years as part of a free field day set...
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available by appointment on Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a marketing and networking session from 1:30 to 2...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Renewable energy offers economic benefits to rural areas and counties where projects are typically located, including direct payments to landowners that establish a new, steady source of income.
  • Environment
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs salutes the efforts of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) to secure funding for programs aimed at supporting rural small business owners and small meat processors as part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations process.
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Para muchos productores, la conservación es una herramienta importante para mantener su finca o rancho resistente y fuerte durante los próximos años.
  • Environment
LYONS, NEBRASKA – For many producers, conservation is an important tool in keeping their farm or ranch resilient for years to come.
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.
  • Farm and Food