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Recent posts by Center for Rural Affairs

Transformational Farm policy: Will it Work?

Comments by Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs of Lyons, Nebraska to Farm Policy and the Rural Economy: Alternative Approaches to the Economic Challenges – a research and policy workshop sponsored by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy and the Economic Research Service of USDA, June 24, 2005, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.

A transformational farm policy can work, but only if we set clear objectives and design the policy accordingly.

Small Businesses in Rural Nebraska: Their Needs and Thoughts

This report details the findings of recent survey work by REAP in July of 2008. The “Small Business Needs Assessment,” a self-administered survey, was made available to approximately 1,000 REAP clients and to local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, Nebraska Economic Development Association members, the Nebraska Bankers Association and other service providers that work with Nebraska’s small businesses.

Download a pdf of the full report here.

2006 Annual Report

Building Hope for a Better Future in a Challenging Age
The past year at the Center was spent developing the strength to build stronger communities and social and economic justice in rural America.

2005 Annual Report

Our Mission: Establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and future of their communities.