Center for Rural Affairs July & August 2016 Newsletter

Inside this Issue:

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.

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.

Storefront Theater Honored Nationally: The Strorefront Theater located in Lyons, Neb., has been selected and recognized as part of the Americans for the Arts 2016 Public Art Network Year in Review program.

Not Everyone is Eating the Rainbow: The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, Wis., was themed Moving Forward Together. The real impact I walked away with was: Who are we leaving behind?

New Grassland Conservation Opportunity Available for Interested Landowners: 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.

Traci Bruckner: 'It Has Been a Great Ride': Good times, bad times, happy times, sad times... and now, time to say farewell! May 20 marked my last day in the Center for Rural Affairs office as the senior policy associate.

Young Santee Artist Grows Hobby into Income: Shaylana Lewis, a proud member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, learned to bead at the age of 11.


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