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 Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Mark and Connie Tjemeland, of McCallsburg, Iowa, to receive its 2019 Citizenship Award. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony on...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Jeanne Schieffer, director, and Sandie Fischer, events planner and entrepreneur/membership developer, both of the Columbus Area Chamber of...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Yomara Hernandez, owner of Florist Angel's, in Schuyler, Nebraska, to receive the 2019 Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Latino...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Hank Miller, head of the math and science division at Nebraska Indian Community College, to receive the 2019 Bob Steffen Pioneer Award. He...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong, executive director of the West Point Chamber of Commerce, as the recipient of its Rural Enterprise Assistance Project...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Mary Rosa and Eduardo Morales, owners of Venemex Productions in Columbus, Nebraska, to receive the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Paul Olson, of Lincoln, Nebraska, will receive the Center for Rural Affairs’ 2019 Seventh Generation Award during a ceremony on March 13 in York, Nebraska. The Seventh Generation...
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NEVADA, IOWA – Citing investments proposed for local watershed efforts, the Center for Rural Affairs announced its support of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Invest in Iowa Act today. The bill, Senate Study Bill...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Details on President Trump’s 2021 budget were released yesterday. Anna Johnson, policy manager with the Center for Rural Affairs, says this administration continues to put forth...
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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
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
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Varios talleres gratuitos han sido programados para empresarios locales y dueños de negocios en Grand Island. Estos talleres se ofrecerán en español y están patrocinados por...
  • Small Business
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Se ha programado un entrenamiento gratuito para empresarios locales y dueños de negocios en Lincoln, Nebraska. Este entrenamiento se ofrecerá en español y está patrocinado por el...
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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...
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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...
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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
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Se han programado varios talleres gratuitos para empresarios locales y dueños de negocios en Columbus. Estos talleres se ofrecerán en español y están patrocinados por el Center...
  • Small Business
LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA – Se han programado varios talleres gratuitos para empresarios locales y dueños de negocios en Lexington. Estos talleres se ofrecerán en español y están patrocinados por el Center...
  • 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...
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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