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Flood waters destroy roads but don’t dampen spirits at Doe’s and Diva’s Dairy

Plains states have faced more weather-related catastrophes during seven months in 2019 than entire previous years combined. Flooding has been a major issue for many people, especially residents of Nebraska and Iowa.

Janna Feldman, owner of Doe's and Diva's Dairy, outside of Honey Creek, Iowa, has dealt with this issue firsthand.

Staff spotlight: Dongwen keeps Center’s finances accounted for 

Dongwen Wang knows numbers—she’s so good with figuring out finances that she’s made a career out of it.

Currently an accounting associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, Dongwen started with the organization in 2015 as a finance intern. Today, she handles a myriad of responsibilities that help Center staff members, as well as the organization itself, run smoothly.

New cottage food law supports Nebraska’s entrepreneurs

In 2015, a working group gathered to talk about the challenges Nebraska food consumers and producers alike face, and how to best address them.

In 2019, Nebraska Legislative Bill (LB) 304 was passed, expanding the state’s food laws to facilitate growth among cottage food entrepreneurs, or those who bake and prepare certain foods in their home kitchens and sell them on a small scale.

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