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.

IOWA – Grants are available for Iowa farmers impacted by the flooding this spring and ongoing.
  • Small Towns
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...
  • Small Towns
GENEVA, NEBRASKA – Community members are invited to a conversation about Nebraska state policy on Tuesday, June 18, in Geneva, Nebraska. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Geneva...
  • Small Towns
GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA – Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife in a free workshop hosted by the Center...
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Of Nebraska residents who fall in the insurance coverage gap, nearly 36 percent live in the state’s rural counties. Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released two fact sheets...
  • Rural Health
SCHUYLER, NEBRASKA – Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife in a free workshop hosted by the Center for...
  • Farm and Food
BLAIR, NEBRASKA – Veteran farmers in Nebraska are invited to meet and discuss agricultural issues in a free gathering hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
  • Farm and Food
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA – Community leaders are invited to a free training focusing on community building, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Civity, YWCA Adams County, and the Hastings...
  • Small Towns
MACY, NEBRASKA – Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife in a free workshop hosted by the Center for Rural...
  • Farm and Food
MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – Community members are invited to a community conversation about water quality on Monday, May 20, in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the lower...
  • Environment
OAKLAND, IOWA – Community members are invited to a conversation about water quality on Thursday, May 16, in Oakland, Iowa. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Oakland Community Center...
  • Environment
NEVADA, IOWA – As nearly 40 percent of Iowa’s energy needs are met by wind energy, communities that host renewable energy projects are generating millions in tax revenue. A fact sheet released today...
  • Environment
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Those interested in beekeeping have a new learning opportunity.
  • Farm and Food
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Rural communities may be on a path to higher electric rates if they fail to restructure over $7 billion in debt tied to coal production, according to findings in a new fact sheet....
  • Environment
WEST POINT, NEBRASKA – Free one-on-one small business consultations are available by appointment on the third Thursday of every month, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Small Business
NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during “Online Marketing Strategies,” a workshop organized by the Center for...
  • Small Towns
STROMSBURG, NEBRASKA – Small business owners are invited to learn about online marketing tools in an interactive setting during “Online Marketing Strategies,” a free workshop organized by the Center...
  • Small Business
LYONS, NEBRASKA – Farmers and ranchers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have until May 10 to submit paperwork.
  • Farm and Food
HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA – A two-day Basic QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Monday, April 29, and Monday, May 6. This event is sponsored by the Center for...
  • Small Business
WEST POINT AND NORFOLK, NEBRASKA – Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even...
  • Farm and Food