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.

YORK AND ALBION, NEBRASKA – Local residents are invited to two community conversations on the topic of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska.
  • Rural Health
RANDOLPH, NEBRASKA – Three free workshops are scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Randolph area. These events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Lied Randolph...
  • Small Business
SUPERIOR, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about using Facebook for business during a free workshop organized by the Center for Rural Affairs, in collaboration with Superior...
  • Small Business
O'NEILL, NEBRASKA – A workshop for business owners interested in learning more about the employee hiring process is set for Tuesday, Sept. 18, in York, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural...
  • 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...
  • Small Towns
HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA – Two Advanced Microsoft Excel Workshops will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Hartington area. These free training events are sponsored by the Center...
  • Small Business
NIOBRARA, NEBRASKA – A viewing of “The Magic Pill” is set for Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Santee Community Center, 104 N Memorial Dr., in Niobrara. This free event is sponsored by the Center...
  • Small Towns
SANTEE, NEBRASKA – The Santee Farmers Market, located outside the Ohiya Casino and Resort, at 53142 Highway 12, east of Niobrara on the Santee Sioux Reservation, is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m...
  • Small Towns
MACY, NEBRASKA – The Omaha Reservation Community Farmers Market has reopened for its fifth season. The events are part of the Omaha Nation Community Garden Project, a joint effort between the Center...
  • Small Towns
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Beginning farmers, landowners, and land managers are invited to attend a free conservation workshop series, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Farm and Food
MICHIGAN – As lawmakers work to finalize the 2018 farm bill, a group of 29 grantees of the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) have signed a letter calling on Congress to fund the...
  • Farm and Food
  • 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
HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA – Several QuickBooks workshops have been scheduled for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Hartington area. These free trainings are sponsored by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Women non-operator landowners who are working with beginning farmers are invited to a free Women's Learning Circle hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Farm and Food
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Women non-operator landowners who are working with beginning farmers are invited to a free Women's Learning Circle hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Towns
SOUTH DAKOTA – As lawmakers work to finalize the 2018 farm bill, a group of 29 grantees of the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) have signed a letter calling on Congress to fund the...
  • Farm and Food
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Benny Estrada, of Lyons, Nebraska, is spending his summer as a communications intern for the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Small Towns
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Wind energy projects do not negatively impact surrounding property values, according to a fact sheet released today by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Environment
SCHUYLER, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs looking to learn basic computer skills are invited to attend a computer basics class, offered in Spanish. This free event is organized by the Center for Rural...
  • Small Business
OMAHA, NEBRASKA – Women farmers, landowners, and land managers are invited to attend a free conservation workshop series, hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The events are designed to help...
  • Small Towns