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 – Business owners interested in learning best practices on how to navigate through the pandemic are invited to three online events organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Cost share opportunities for cover crops will be the topic of a virtual field day hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs on June 18.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Business owners interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills to prepare for a crisis like COVID-19 or similar events, are invited to “Strategic Planning in COVID Times,”...
  • Small Business
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop series organized by Southeast Community College and the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs interested in gaining knowledge on how to start or grow their business are invited to an online training session focused on business plan basics using DreamBuilder...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – As lawmakers consider legislation to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of 65 small business lenders across 32 states are calling on Congress to treat...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Women beekeepers, women landowners, and women interested in conservation and pollinators across the state of Nebraska are invited to “Women's Learning Circle: Nebraska’s Diverse...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed a stimulus bill that would restart the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs interested in gaining knowledge on how to start or grow their business are invited to an online training session focused on business plan basics using DreamBuilder...
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The 2020 sign-up period for farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has begun.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Best management practices for implementing native vegetation on solar project sites in the region will be the topic of a webinar set for April 23.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the application deadline for its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to April 15.
  • Environment
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Across the U.S., local and state governments, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are recommending farmers markets to be categorized as essential...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Applications are now being accepted for a new pilot-program being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs, based in Lyons, Nebraska, is offering relief to its borrowers experiencing a drop in revenue due to COVID-19.
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Today, directors from the Center for Rural Affairs, based in Lyons, Nebraska, announced the postponement of several small business trainings, networking events, and beginning farmer...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has honored individuals with nine awards, including recognition for policy advocacy, food work, and small business.
  • Small Towns
WESTON, NEBRASKA – Women beekeepers, women landowners, and others interested in all types of pollinators are invited to “Women's Learning Circle Focusing on Early Blooming Native Plants for...
  • Farm and Food
SYRACUSE, NEBRASKA—Ray Ward, founder of Ward Laboratories, Inc. in Kearney, will join other panelists for Interconnectedness and Agriculture, a discussion about soil and water quality in agriculture...
  • Small Towns
MADISON, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in Madison, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs and Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Small Business