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 – The wind energy industry remains one of the fastest growing in the U.S. It has not only increased capacity, but provided consumers and utilities with clean energy and created...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA - Hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos falló en contra de la medida del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional para eliminar el programa de Acción Diferida sobre Los Llegados en la...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Department of Homeland Security’s move to eliminate the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stating the move...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Business owners interested in enhancing their knowledge of preparing for an emergency response are invited to “Catastrophe and Emergency Readiness,” organized by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Women landowners, women beekeepers, and women interested in conservation, native pollinators, and native plants throughout Nebraska are invited to “Women's Learning Circle: Prairie...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Business owners interested in learning best practices on how to navigate through the pandemic are invited to three online events organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Cost share opportunities for cover crops will be the topic of a virtual field day hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs on June 18. The webinar, set for 1 to 2 p.m. CT, will feature...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Dueños de negocios interesados en obtener el conocimiento y las habilidades para estar preparados en casos de crisis como el COVID-19 o eventos similares, están invitados a...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Business owners interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills to prepare for a crisis like COVID-19 or similar events, are invited to “Strategic Planning in COVID Times,”...
  • Small Business
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop series organized by Southeast Community College and the Center for Rural Affairs. The three-part course, “Using Video in...
  • 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 – 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 – 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 – 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