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Supper Would Have to Wait

A day doesn’t go by when I don’t read an article or hear from some expert on the news about the importance of “making yourself a priority” and “taking care of you.” I imagine the people who come up with this stuff live a very different lifestyle than myself and others residing on a farm or ranch and in rural America.

Beel Ranch: Conservation Profile

The Beel brothers are third-generation stewards of their family ranch located on the Brown and Cherry County line in the Nebraska Sandhills. Started in 1937 by Henry O. Beel, ranch records reveal conservation practices were an early concern: soil and water planning, water placement, rotational grazing, and planting of tree groves began in the 1940s. Today conservation and range management continue to play a central role at the Beel Ranch.

#LoveRuralAm: Trading Entertainment for Enrichment

A little over 8 years ago, I traded the comfortable confines of my little college town to chase my future in the (relatively) big city. After 23 years living and working with and around livestock and wide open fields, I’d decided I’d had enough. I wanted to make my way where there were more people, more opportunities, and you never had to look too far for something to do.

I’ll tell you, I wasn’t disappointed when I got there. At the time, moving to the city was exactly what I was looking for, and what I thought I needed. I was, without a doubt, entertained.

Stand Up for 77,000 Hard Working Nebraskans

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, concerned citizens and like-minded organizations, including the Center for Rural Affairs, were at the Nebraska State Capitol. They gathered to support the Transitional Health Care bill, which will ensure all Nebraskans are able to get the health coverage they need.

Over 77,000 hard-working Nebraskans don’t have access to affordable health insurance. During the upcoming session, the legislature will once again have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure all Nebraskans have access to the care they need!

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