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 – 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
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
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
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 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
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
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