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 – Los empresarios interesado en adquirir conocimiento sobre cómo iniciar o desarrollar un negocio, están invitados a una sesión de entrenamiento en línea centrado en los conceptos...
  • 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). Today, the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios interesado en adquirir conocimiento sobre cómo iniciar o desarrollar un negocio, están invitados a una sesión de entrenamiento en línea centrado en los conceptos...
  • 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. CSP is the nation’s largest working lands conservation program...
  • 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. Cody Smith, policy associate at the...
  • 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 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the application deadline for its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to April 15. REAP provides financial assistance to...
  • Environment
  • Small Business
  • 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. Signups for the Soil Health and Income...
  • 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. “The Center for Rural Affairs is committed...
  • 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 – Hoy, los directores de Center for Rural Affairs, con sede en Lyons, Nebraska, anunciaron el aplazamiento de varias capacitaciones para pequeños negocios, eventos de creación de redes...
  • Small Business
  • 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. The awards are: Seventh Generation...
  • 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. The course, “Activate Your...
  • Small Business
LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA – Community members are invited to attend a Chamber Coffee conversation in Lexington, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs, Dawson Area Development, Lexington Area Chamber of...
  • Small Towns