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.

LAUREL, NEBRASKA – Community members are invited to a conversation about legislative issues on Thursday, Aug. 29, in Laurel, Nebraska. The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at CedarView...
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NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural...
  • Small Business
PENDER, NEBRASKA – Registration is now open for the Food + Art Conference: Growing Rural Businesses and Communities, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Towns
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA – Registration is now open for the first-ever Empowerment for Latino Women in Business Conference, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)...
  • Small Business
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FREMONT, NEBRASKA – A two-day QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Wednesday, Aug. 28. This free event is sponsored by the Center...
  • Small Business
TEKAMAH, NEBRASKA – Small business owners and managers, aspiring business owners, and community partners are invited to Coffee Tables for the Burt and Cuming counties area. The free networking event...
  • Small Business
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – Community leaders are invited to a free training focusing on community building, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Civity, and Morton-James Public Library.
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CROFTON, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Crofton area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and the City of...
  • Small Business
PENDER, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Pender area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and House Memorial...
  • Small Business
MACY, NEBRASKA – Existing, transitioning, and startup small business owners have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Business Plan Basics,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
SOUTH DAKOTA – South Dakota’s solar industry supports nearly 450 jobs, but has lagged behind in growth when compared to the national average. A new fact sheet released today by the Center for Rural...
  • Environment
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs in the Scottsbluff area are invited to a strategic planning workshop series in July. This free event will be held in Spanish and is hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to examine their ventures in “Training for Microbusiness,” a workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance...
  • Small Business
NEVADA, IOWA – As a result of decreased costs of development, clean energy investment is growing in the Midwest. In 2017, wind and solar energy became more affordable than natural gas and coal-based...
  • Environment
O'NEILL, NEBRASKA – Business owners are invited to attend a marketing workshop in O’Neill, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and Holt County...
  • Small Business
GRAND ISLAND AND LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Those interested in seeing conservation practices in action are invited to tour multiple sites in the rural Grand Island and Lincoln areas.
  • Farm and Food
WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled in July for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the West Point area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – With U.S. wind and solar capacity expected to grow by 6 percent and 14 percent, respectively, in 2019, a new report says it would be cheaper for many electric cooperatives to retire...
  • Environment
IOWA – Grants are available for Iowa farmers impacted by the flooding this spring and ongoing.
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NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – Area residents are invited to join in on the festivities of Nebraska City Family Day, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. This free event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs...
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