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.

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available by appointment on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Small Towns
VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA – Wind, solar, and other renewable energy priorities in South Dakota are some of the topics to be discussed in a community conversation in Vermillion on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
  • Environment
MACY, NEBRASKA – The majority of people in the Omaha Nation express a desire for greater local access to fresh produce, according to a report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs and the...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – A two-day QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Monday, Nov. 5, and Monday, Nov. 12. This free event is sponsored by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – A free showing of Food Frontiers, a short documentary film that focuses on innovative approaches to fresh food access, will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at...
  • Small Towns
WAYNE, NEBRASKA – Several free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Wayne area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Wayne Public...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Of the more than 25 million households that lack access to broadband internet, 19 million of them are in rural areas according to a white paper from the Center for Rural Affairs...
  • Small Towns
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
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – A beekeeping and landowner learning circle is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso, at 1624 South St., Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Congress allowed the 2014 farm bill to expire yesterday, Sept. 30, and took no action to renew or extend it. In response, Anna Johnson, policy manager with the Center for Rural...
  • Farm and Food
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – A variety of businesses will take part in the 2018 Business Diversity Walking Tour, on Friday, Oct. 5. This free event is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural...
  • Small Business
  • Small Towns
PENDER, NEBRASKA – Local residents are invited to a community conversation in Pender, Nebraska, on Monday, Oct. 15, on the topic of Medicaid expansion.
  • Rural Health
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Congress has 6 days to act before the 2014 farm bill expires. In response, Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate Cora Fox said failing to pass a new farm bill or extend the...
  • Farm and Food
PLAINVIEW, NEBRASKA – Two free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Plainview area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Plainview...
  • Small Business
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Women who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing transition with farmland they own are invited to a workshop on Oct. 5, 2018, from 2 to...
  • Small Towns
BRAINARD, NEBRASKA – Beekeepers and landowners are invited to a learning circle on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 2030 30 Rd., near Brainard, Nebraska.
  • Small Towns
WAKEFIELD, NEBRASKA – Three free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Wakefield area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Gardner...
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – As lawmakers prepare to negotiate the terms of the 2018 farm bill in conference, a group of 11 small businesses in Nebraska have signed a letter calling on Congress to fund the Rural...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Women who own, co-own, or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion on Sept. 9, 2018, at the historic Florence Mill farmers market, 9102 N. 30th St., in Omaha from 10...
  • Farm and Food
NEVADA, IOWA – Iowa farmers identified potential regulation as a top concern when considering water quality practices, according to a Center for Rural Affairs report released today.
  • Environment