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 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
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Rural Affairs applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The legislation was passed today on a 92-8 vote.
  • Environment
SCOTTSBLUFF AND WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Those interested in learning about farming are invited to attend workshops in Scottsbluff and West Point. These free events are hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Farm and Food
SCOTTSBLUFF AND WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Los interesados en aprender sobre agricultura están invitados a asistir a talleres en Scottsbluff y West Point. Estos eventos gratuitos son organizados por el...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs applauds the launch of a new grant program aimed at building capacity and increasing economic opportunity for small- and mid-sized meat and poultry processors.
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Business owners in northeast Nebraska are invited to attend free workshops for entrepreneurs looking to grow their social media and marketing skills, hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
DECORAH, IOWA – Local water quality and renewable energy leaders in Winneshiek County will be the featured speakers during the Building Resiliency on the Farm virtual event Thursday, June 24 from noon to 1 p.m., hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Cover crops are a conservation practice with wide ranging benefits, from improving soil health to protecting water quality. Many farmers who planted fall cover crops are now eligible for a discount on their crop insurance premium, thanks to a new program announced June 1.
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to see a number of priorities that would support rural America, namely infrastructure and rural broadband improvements, in President Joe Biden’s first budget proposal, released today.
  • Environment
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Nebraska entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend a webinar focused on customer service. This free, online event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA — Johnathan Hladik and Shawn Vetick were recognized for 10 years of employment at the Center for Rural Affairs at a virtual staff gathering earlier this month. Hladik, now policy...
  • Small Towns
SCHUYLER, NEBRASKA – With more than 36 languages spoken in Schuyler, Nebraska, population 6,211, community organizations, businesses, and volunteers have pitched in to assist at the weekly COVID-19...
  • Small Towns
SCHUYLER, NEBRASKA – Con más de 36 idiomas hablados en Schuyler, Nebraska, con una población de 6.211, las organizaciones comunitarias, negocios y voluntarios se han sumado para ayudar en la clínica...
  • Small Towns
NIOBRARA, NEBRASKA – Karen and Jim Tikalsky, of Niobrara, Nebraska, will be honored with the Center for Rural Affairs’ 2020 Seventh Generation Award. The Seventh Generation Award honors the lifetime...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs commends the Nebraska Legislature for its approval of a bill to temporarily expand gross income eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
  • Farm and Food