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 – Small business owners and managers, aspiring business owners, and community partners are invited to Tuesday Table Talks on March 3, at Opportunity Central, 4860 33rd Ave...
  • Small Business
AUBURN, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Auburn area are invited to a five-part series focused on financial literacy. These free events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Two free workshop series are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in Grand Island. These events will be offered in Spanish and are sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – An eight-day Cleaning Academy workshop is scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in Lincoln. This event will be offered in Spanish and is sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Two free workshop series are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in Columbus. These events will be offered in Spanish and are sponsored by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in Lexington. These events will be offered in Spanish and are sponsored by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
NORFOLK, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a free workshop for aspiring farmers, people who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska is facing a growing problem, with obesity rankings in the top quarter of states among high school students and an even higher ranking for obese adults. To help reverse this...
  • Small Towns
MADRID, IOWA—Tailored to communities impacted by the spring floods of 2019 and those interested in improving water quality, the Iowa Watershed Resource Library was unveiled today by the Center for...
  • Environment
PIERCE, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Pierce area are invited to a workshop focused on financial literacy. This event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Pierce...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Jessica Campos, of Grand Island, Nebraska, has been appointed director of the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center.
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – As part of a project focusing on elevating the stories of rural climate leaders, the Center for Rural Affairs today released a series of fact sheets focused on building rural...
  • Environment
LYONS, NEBRASKA – In October, students in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, competed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional Crunch...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Small business owners and managers, aspiring business owners, and community partners are invited to Tuesday Table Talks on Feb. 4, at Opportunity Central, 4860 33rd Ave., Columbus...
  • Small Business
SCRIBNER, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a free marketing workshop in Scribner, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs, Scribner Area Chamber of Commerce, and Freyday Freelance.
  • Small Business
NEVADA, IOWA—Today, during her Condition of the State Address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced plans to propose a one cent sales tax increase that would include the necessary three-eighths of one...
  • Environment
AURORA, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in Aurora, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and Freyday Freelance.
  • Small Business
PAPILLION, NEBRASKA – Nebraska’s food system will be the focus of a one-day summit set for industry leaders on Feb. 4, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at CHI Midlands Conference Center, 11111 South 84th St., in...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
BEATRICE, NEBRASKA – Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Thursday, Jan. 30, in Beatrice. Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, this free event will be held...
  • Small Towns
O'NEILL, NEBRASKA – Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife in a free workshop hosted by the Center for...
  • Farm and Food