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.

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
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
Internet access is a critical component of everyday life. Even so, many areas in South Dakota are lacking reliable service.
  • 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 – 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
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
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 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