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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Students eat healthy and learn with tower gardens

After providing a lesson in the kindergarten classroom, we cut the lettuce to put in the school lunch program. Two students started jumping up and down saying “Yes! We get a salad for snack today!” The teacher said, “No that lettuce is going to go toward feeding the school today at lunch. Show More Summary

Economic Benefits of Immigration

The majority of rural, foreign-born U.S. residents come from Latin America. And Latino immigrants are not only bringing population growth to rural America, they also bring economic growth. Economists have found that, nationwide, rural...Show More Summary

Cap Federal Crop Insurance

Center for Rural Affairs addresses unfair imbalance in current program By Kerry Hoffschneider, reprinted with permission from Western Ag Reporter, Thursday, July 14, 2016, Billings, Montana The Center for Rural Affairs is a non-profit...Show More Summary

Colorado Farm Opportunity

A retiring farmer and longtime friend of the Center for Rural Affairs is retiring from his farm and ranch operation in the dryland area of Montezuma County, Colorado. The seller is interested in transitioning the farm to a beginner.Show More Summary

Hilda Considera Granja a Escuela

For an English version of this story, please click here. Antes invadido por hierbas altas y pinos, una área rodeado de milpas de maíz en las afueras de Fremont, ahora es un oasis de alimento. Hilda Moreno y su esposo, Carlos Alvarado Vega, son granjeros principiantes Latinos. Show More Summary

Hilda considers Farm to School

For a Spanish version of this story, please click here. Once full of tall grasses and pine trees, an acreage surrounded by corn on the outskirts of Fremont, Neb., now offers a food oasis. Hilda Moreno and her husband, Carlos Alvarado Vega, are beginning Latino farmers. Show More Summary

An Affordable Pathway to Big Energy Savings

What if you could reduce your electric bill while increasing the comfort of your home?  More and more utilities are finding ways to do this, often using “tariffed on-bill financing.”   Tariffed on-bill financing may be a dry term, but programs in this category have exciting benefits for residential electric utility customers. Show More Summary

Wind Energy Means Challenges and Opportunity for Rural Communities

Midwestern states continue investing in a bright future by pursuing new renewable energy development. Especially in rural areas, capturing abundant natural resources like wind produces clean power and economic benefits to local areas. Show More Summary

Coming Home to Rural America

Home. What do you think of when you hear the word? Is it the old, creaky house you grew up in? The wheat fields of North Dakota or cornfields of Iowa? The laughter of your family while gathering for the holidays? For me, it’s the small...Show More Summary

Celebrating Greater Nebraska this Summer

For three weekends this summer, the Center for Rural Affairs will traverse Nebraska for the sake of local music and rural communities. The Good Living Tour is returning for its second year, and the Center is proud to co-sponsor again. Created...Show More Summary

One Step at a Time

Getting a local food system into place doesn’t come overnight. It’s a one step at a time process. And that’s exactly what the “One Step” Garden at the Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda, Iowa, is doing.  The health center has built an employee garden that houses several raised garden beds. Show More Summary

Immigrants and Latinos Bring Economic Growth to Rural Communities

Unfortunately, in the rancor of the presidential primary season, discussion of the benefits immigrants bring to rural and small town America has gotten lost.   Towns and cities in the nation’s midsection have struggled to find ways to maintain their population and tax base. Show More Summary

New Grasslands Conservation Opportunity Available for Interested Landowners

By Brad Mohrmann, with K Coe Isom, a consulting firm with roots in rural communities   A new type of carbon credit program designed for long-term conservation initiatives such as conservation easements on grasslands is beginning to enroll landowners this year. Show More Summary

Victory in North Dakota!

On Tuesday, June 14, North Dakotans went to the polls in a primary election to decide, among other things, the fate of North Dakota’s long-standing anti-corporate farming law. Since 1932, North Dakota law has prohibited corporationsShow More Summary

Revenue breezes in with wind

Wind energy has many quantifiable benefits for rural America. It’s a renewable energy source that produces no greenhouse gases, consumes no water and uses very little land. And wind power pays $222 million a year to rural landownersShow More Summary

An Affordable Pathway to Big Energy Savings

What if I told you your utility could help reduce your electric bill while increasing the comfort of your home?  More and more utilities are finding ways to do just this, often using (stay with me here) “tariffed on-bill financing.” Tariffed...Show More Summary

Rural Rockstar: Linda Kleinschmit a sustainable agriculture hero

In acknowledging her decades of leadership and service to sustainable agriculture, USDA has recognized Nebraska farmer Linda Kleinschmit as a NCR-SARE Hero. Linda is a former Center for Rural Affairs Advisory Board member. She and her...Show More Summary

Women circle around sustainable farming

Since April, the Center, along with a small group of women farmer leaders, has co-led the first two in a series of Women Farmer Learning Circles on sustainable farming in a changing climate. Participating women are considered the “experts”...Show More Summary

World-Class Vinegar in a town of 150

George Johnson makes world class vinegar in the small town of Cody, Neb. George’s story is a powerful example of how the values that our work stands on can lead to vibrant small towns. I was lucky enough to visit George and his wife Karen on a recent trip through the Nebraska Sandhills. Show More Summary

Some good news in the wind

The 2016 session of the Nebraska Legislature is well behind us, and while there were plenty of frustrations and issues left unaddressed, it is important to recognize the good news and victories that did come out of the Unicameral this...Show More Summary

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