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Center for Rural Affairs releases 2018 farm bill platform

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:45:12 +0000

Release Date: 

12/08/2017

Contact(s): 

Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Lyons, Neb. - Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released its 2018 farm bill policy platform, “A Farm Bill for Rural America.”




Nearly 30 Iowa farmers sign conservation and crop insurance letter

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:26:25 +0000

Release Date: 

12/06/2017

Contact(s): 

Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Nevada, Iowa - Twenty-seven Iowa farmers, in support of conservation and crop insurance practices in the 2018 farm bill, signed and sent a letter to Iowa Sens. Grassley and Ernst and Reps. Blum, Loebsack, Young, and King.




Bradshaw native to serve small businesses in east central Nebraska

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:59:12 +0000

Release Date: 

12/01/2017

Contact(s): 

Craig Eberle, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) loan specialist, craige@cfra.org, 402.736.4417; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Lyons, Neb. - The Center for Rural Affairs has recently hired Craig Eberle, of Bradshaw, Nebraska, as a small business loan specialist.

Eberle’s role is to work with new and existing small businesses to help them develop business plans, obtain funding, and receive training.




Iowa residents meet with legislators in Washington

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:21:30 +0000

Release Date: 

11/27/2017

Contact(s): 

Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Washington, DC - Anna Johnson of the Center for Rural Affairs recently met with Midwest legislators in Washington, DC to discuss conservation in the next farm bill.




Pretty Prairie farmer talks conservation in Washington

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:32:15 +0000

Release Date: 

11/27/2017

Contact(s): 

Jim French, senior advisor/consultant, jimf@cfra.org, 620.200.0260; Anna Johnson, policy program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Washington, DC - Pretty Prairie farmer and rancher, Chad Basinger, recently met with Kansas legislators in Washington, DC to discuss conservation in the next farm bill.




Santee Sioux people lack access to healthy foods, according to report

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:26:15 +0000

Release Date: 

11/21/2017

Contact(s): 

Wyatt Fraas, Farm and Community program assistant director, wyattf@cfra.org, 402.254.6893; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Santee, Neb. - The Santee Sioux people largely lack access to healthy foods that could help them combat health challenges, according to a report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Santee Sioux community.




Unique holiday gifts available from the Omaha Reservation: Handmade items featured at Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:15:27 +0000

Release Date: 

11/13/2017

Contact(s): 

Suzi French, community foods specialist, suzif@cfra.org, 402.922.1064; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Walthill, Nebraska - Handmade jewelry, shawls, crafts, and beadwork made by members of the Omaha Tribe are among items available at the fourth annual Christmas Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Women's Learning Circle series wraps up in Lincoln

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:57:30 +0000

Release Date: 

11/13/2017

Contact(s): 

Contact: Kirstin Bailey, project organizer, kirstinb@cfra.org, 402.367.8989; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Lincoln, Nebraska - Women farmers are invited to attend the Women’s Learning Circle: Cooperatives, the power of collaboration, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.




Online Marketing Strategies offered to entrepreneurs in Wood River

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:51:21 +0000

Release Date: 

11/13/2017

Contact(s): 

Monica Braun, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women's Business Center director, monicab@cfra.org, 402.643.2673; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Wood River, 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 for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center in collaboration with the Wood River Vision Business Association.




Beginning farmers and ranchers benefit from act introduced this week in Congress

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:28:00 +0000

Release Date: 

11/10/2017

Contact(s): 

Anna Johnson, Policy Program associate, annaj@cfra.org, 515.215.1294; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025 

Lyons, Neb. - On Wednesday, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act was introduced in Congress by Reps. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).