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.

NEVADA, IOWA – Farmers and Nevada residents who are interested in rural issues are invited to attend a coffee and donuts open office hours session hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Iowa...
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HUTCHINSON, MINNESOTA – 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...
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MILFORD, 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.
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YORK, NEBRASKA – Veteran 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...
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NORFOLK, NEBRASKA – Local food trucks will dish out a rumble as part of ‘Fork Fest Open Air Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Third and Norfolk Ave., by the Johnny Carson Mural in...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Many farmers and ranchers value the opportunity the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offers to enhance their existing conservation efforts, according to a recent survey by the...
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CENTER, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools during a free workshop on Tuesday, July 24, in Center, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Days after the House of Representatives passed its version of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill, rural organizations signed on to a joint...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Women entrepreneurs are invited to attend a workshop in Lyons, organized by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP).
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O'NEILL, NEBRASKA – A workshop for business owners interested in learning about everything involved in the employee hiring process is set for Monday, July 23, in O’Neill, hosted by the Center for...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Today, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, with a 86-11 vote. In response, Center for Rural Affairs Senior Policy Associate Anna Johnson said the farm bill represents a...
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Lyons, Nebraska - Today, the House of Representatives voted for a second time on H.R. 2, its draft of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. Representatives voted...
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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – New and beginning farmers are invited to attend workshops designed to help them get started in agriculture. Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Community Crops, these events...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. In response, Center for Rural Affairs Senior...
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GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to attend a training series and to become a Certified Custodial Technician, granted by the Cleaning Management Institute. Cleaning Academy...
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SOUTH DAKOTA – The top need for small businesses in South Dakota is finding quality employees, according to a report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs and South Dakota State University...
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Lyons, Neb. - Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its draft of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate Anna...
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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Veterans looking to own their own business are invited to “Boots to Business Reboot: An Intro to Business Ownership” on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at...
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SANTEE, NEBRASKA – Lizzie Swalley, of Santee, and community foods specialist for the Center for Rural Affairs, is among 50 native leaders who have been selected to attend the Fertile Ground Leadership...
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LYONS, NEBRASKA – In Nebraska, residents spend nearly $5 billion annually on food. Approximately 90 percent of that money leaves the state, according to a 2015 Center for Rural Affairs report.
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