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.

NEVADA, IA – For Iowa farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the deadline to submit initial paperwork has...
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Greenhouse and agricultural teachers looking for more information to grow their knowledge and share it with others are invited to attend “Back to the Greenhouse: A Growing Series for...
  • Farm and Food
WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available in West Point on the third Thursday of every month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Lori Schrader, loan specialist with the Center...
  • Small Business
SIDNEY AND CHADRON, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available once per month in Sidney and Chadron. Anthony Gurrola, loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs, will...
  • Small Business
SLATER, IOWA – An Iowa landowner and operator will discuss the in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices they have implemented together during the last 10 years as part of a free field day set...
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available by appointment on Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a marketing and networking session from 1:30 to 2...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Renewable energy offers economic benefits to rural areas and counties where projects are typically located, including direct payments to landowners that establish a new, steady source of income.
  • Environment
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs salutes the efforts of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) to secure funding for programs aimed at supporting rural small business owners and small meat processors as part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations process.
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Para muchos productores, la conservación es una herramienta importante para mantener su finca o rancho resistente y fuerte durante los próximos años.
  • Environment
LYONS, NEBRASKA – For many producers, conservation is an important tool in keeping their farm or ranch resilient for years to come.
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Three Nebraska farmers will join the Center for Rural Affairs on Wednesday, July 21, for a virtual town hall discussion on recent state and federal policy developments for local food systems and what strengthens the connection between farmers and consumers.
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Karina Perez, of Columbus, Nebraska, has been appointed to the Center for Rural Affairs Board of Directors. The Center for Rural Affairs is a private, nonprofit organization...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers in the panhandle region are invited to attend a free, sector-specific virtual workshops sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Los empresarios de Nebraska y los gerentes de pequeñas empresas en la región del Oeste (Panhandle) están invitados a asistir a talleres virtuales gratuitos y específicos del sector...
  • Small Business
SCOTTSBLUFF, WEST POINT, AND GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Se han programado tres eventos de apicultura gratuitos para los habitantes de Nebraska que están interesados en iniciarse en esta industria. Estos...
  • Farm and Food
SCOTTSBLUFF, WEST POINT, AND GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Three free beekeeping events are set for Nebraskans focused on getting a start in the industry. These workshops in Scottsbluff, West Point, and...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Rural community members and business owners in Nebraska have a new opportunity to boost their leadership skills. The Entrepreneurship and Community Coaching Network has been launched...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Los miembros de la comunidad rural y los dueños de negocios tienen una nueva oportunidad para mejorar sus habilidades de liderazgo. El Center for Rural Affairs ha lanzado la Red de...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The deadline for South Dakota farmers interested in submitting new applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is July 9. This is the second deadline for 2021 funding, following a first batch cutoff in December 2020.
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food