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Si está implementando prácticas de conservación en su operación y desea hacer más, el Programa de Administración de la Conservación (CSP) puede ayudarlo a alcanzar sus objetivos.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
If you are implementing conservation practices on your operation and want to do more, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) can help you achieve your goals.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
Si está implementando prácticas de conservación en su operación y desea hacer más, el Programa de Administración de la Conservación (CSP) puede ayudarlo a alcanzar sus objetivos.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
If you are implementing conservation practices on your operation and want to do more, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) can help you achieve your goals.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
Si está implementando prácticas de conservación en su operación y desea hacer más, el Programa de Administración de la Conservación (CSP) puede ayudarlo a alcanzar sus objetivos.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
If you are implementing conservation practices on your operation and want to do more, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) can help you achieve your goals.
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
Applying for federal grants can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, especially for rural communities that may have limited capacity to complete the application process. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, unprecedented amounts of funding are available to rural communities for infrastructure, energy, and conservation projects.
  • Small Towns
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering funds for clean drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in rural areas. Eligible Projects Funds can be used for acquisition, construction, or repairs of the following...
  • Small Towns
  • Policy
For the holidays, I purchased a Thanksgiving Bounty Box (pounds and pounds of fresh veggies) from One Farm Market in Logan, Iowa. During the past year, our local foods work has accelerated in southwest Iowa and, with family ties to Logan, I was especially interested in One Farm Market. Owner Danelle Meyer has been featured in one of our case studies on innovative local foods access and she was a speaker at our first-ever Southwest Iowa Local Foods Summit in early November.
  • Lending
  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
This 2024 calendar illustrates month-by-month the accomplishments you helped us achieve in 2023.
  • Lending
  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
Consulte la última edición de Small Business News (Noticias para pequeñas empresas), repleta de recursos para emprendedores, quienes buscan ser dueños de su propio negocio y administradores de pequeñas empresas.
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  • Small Towns
Rural hospitals provide vital health care services to their communities, but many have been forced to close in recent years because of increasing financial challenges. To help keep essential facilities open, Congress created a new type of licensure in December 2020 that provides supportive funding to maintain small rural hospital operations under certain conditions.
  • Policy
¿Está considerando implementar un mercado de agricultores en su comunidad? ¿Quiere mejorar su alcance en el mercado de agricultores? El Manual para gerentes de mercados de agricultores de Nebraska reúne ideas, inspiración y conocimientos de los mercados de agricultores de todo Nebraska. Es la culminación de investigación, experiencia práctica y entrevistas con gerentes de mercado, proveedores y profesionales.
  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
Are you considering implementing a farmers market in your community? Do you want to improve your farmers market outreach? The Nebraska Farmers Market Manager Handbook brings together ideas, inspiration, and insight from farmers markets across Nebraska. It is the culmination of research, hands-on experience, and interviews with market managers, vendors, and professionals.
  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
Check out the latest edition of our Small Business News packed full of resources for entrepreneurs, those looking to own their own business, and small business managers.
  • Lending
Early in September, the Center held a celebration for our 50th anniversary. At events like these, I look around and realize our organization’s impact. Attendees ranged from 3 months to near 90 years. I heard laughter, conversation beginning with “do you remember when…,” shrieks from kids (who found new friends and kittens), and best of all, received hugs and heard stories from all of you.
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  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
The USDA is offering funds for the development of community facilities in rural areas. Projects must provide substantial community support and be located in rural areas with fewer than 20,000 residents. Application Tips Priority will be given to small communities with populations of fewer than 5,500...
  • Small Towns
Noticias sobre Pequeñas Empresas del Center for Rural Affairs, incluyen historias seleccionadas de éxito de empresarios de Nebraska asistidos por nuestros programas e información que puede necesitar para iniciar o expandir su negocio.
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Writing the 50-year features has been very fulfilling. For those of you who don’t know me very well, I love local history. Wherever I travel, I read all the interpretive boards and brochures and pick up random facts. The more unique, the better. This project has been right up my alley.
  • Lending
  • Small Towns
  • Farm and Food
  • Policy
The DOT is offering funds for early-stage infrastructure project development. This includes legal, technical, and financial assistance to advance infrastructure projects that may continue to be supported through DOT credit or grant programs.
  • Small Towns