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 - Two Northeast Nebraska communities in Burt County will unveil separate public artworks on Sunday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 2. The projects, part of the Byway of Art project, are a...
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Lyons, Nebraska - Several organizations from across the Midwest and Great Plains partnered this week to urge people in their states to take action to address climate change and call for investments in...
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Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs is celebrating Farm to School Month by hosting three webinars filled with useful information for school staff and farmers and ranchers interested in starting...
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Firth, Nebraska - Today Congressman Jeff Fortenberry joined the students of the Norris School District in Firth, Nebraska, speaking to an assembly of high students to talk about social studies, civics...
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Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs, and Nebraska Appleseed will host a Town Hall meeting with State Senator Matt Williams. Discussion will include issues that impact the daily lives of Nebraska...
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Lyons, Nebraska - The Center for Rural Affairs along with the Nebraska Humanities Council and the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site will host a community storytelling event with Twyla Hansen...
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Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs will host two separate Town Hall meetings, one with State Senator Roy Baker, and one with Senator Laura Ebke. Discussed will be issues that impact the daily...
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LYONS, NE - Today, the Center for Rural Affairs announced that the Rural Investment Corporation (RIC), a subsidiary of the Center for Rural Affairs, recently received a $123,044 grant award from the U...
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