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 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 28, 2020 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

A cottony billow of dandelion seeds caught my attention Saturday, while I placed flowers along the row of family members’ graves in the Oakdale cemetery. The flower seemed out of place among the...

 

Farmer aid program will help many, but is designed to help largest farmers most

ANNA JOHNSON Policy Manager, Center for Rural Affairs In approving a $9.5 billion agriculture relief package in March, Congress asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use the funds to support producers, including livestock, specialty crops and...

 
 By Erin Schwager    Opinion    May 28, 2020 

Navigating college

Freshman year cut short. These four words pretty much sum up what my college experience, being sent home, meant to me. Don’t get me wrong; I absolutely love it back home. In the same sense, it would...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Some of the best gifts received from family didn’t cost anything, except time. Memories of baking in both grandmothers’ kitchens still flood to mind every time I try a new recipe or attempt to rol...

 

Legislature set to be back in session July 20

On Monday of this week, Speaker Scheer announced the Legislature would return from our extended adjournment on July 20. I believe that this is an appropriate time to allow the curve in Nebraska to...

 

-Isms: Views on life in Rural America

What is your why? Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook posed the question to University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates during Saturday’s virtual ceremony. His question got me thinking. Okay, actually...

 

Groups call on Congress to treat rural, urban businesses equally

CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS As lawmakers consider legislation to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of 64 small business lenders across 32 states are calling on Congress to treat rural and urban businesses equally when it...

 
 By Bev Wieler    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Out My Kitchen Window

I know the old saying: April showers bring May flowers. I also know we need showers month after month, but I don't like being held in the house by rain showers. It's May and I want to play outside. I...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 7, 2020

-Isms: View on life in rural America

It’s been said that each fingerprint is unique. I contend a person’s handwriting tells a similar story. Dad’s handwriting - beginning to appear a bit shaky - is the quintessential teacher...

 

Protect meatpacking plant workers and our food supply

GLADYS GODINEZ Community Organizer Center for Rural Affairs Meatpacking plants across the state have become COVID-19 hotspots, and the struggles faced by the people working inside are apparent and alarming. Our friends and neighbors are being asked...

 
 By Sen. Tom Briese    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Ballots due May 12

By now, all registered voters in Nebraska should have had the opportunity to fill out an application for an early (absentee) ballot. That application should be mailed to your county’s Election...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

All I really needed to know about gardening I learned from my grandparents. Gardening is hard, yet rewarding, work. Planting seeds, caring for tender plants, watering daily and harvesting require pati...

 

Nebraska Conservation Stewardship Program applications due May 29

Kate Hansen Policy assistant, Center for Rural Affairs The deadline for Nebraska farmers and ranchers to apply to the Conservation Stewardship Program is quickly approaching. Interested producers should apply by May 29 and be aware of new safety proc...

 

Alternative Assessment

Recently, a friend shared a video with me they were required to watch for class. With little explanation, I clicked the link, which directed me to a Ted Talk titled, “Why does it take so long to...

 

Newspapers, we're here to cover you

MATTHEW ADELMAN National Newspaper Association president We need to get through this time and tighten our belts, just as we have through two World Wars, terrorist attacks and other epidemics Newspapers in the United States have traveled rough seas...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.” The quote has been on my mind lately fo...

 

Small businesses: PPP funds are exhausted, now what?

JESSICA CAMPOS Women's Business Center director Center for Rural Affairs As of Thursday, April 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the Paycheck Protection Program had reached the maximum loan limit authorized by Congress, just...

 

LB 840 funds will grow Ewing, aid economic development

On May 12, vote yes twice to approve the LB840 Economic Development Program Plan and LB840 tax in Ewing. What is LB840? LB840 authorizes the village to collect and appropriate local sales tax dollars, if approved by the voters, for the community to u...

 

-Isms: View on life in rural America

The other morning, a Cheshire cat moon hung in the sky. Its typically upturned smile cast sideways - resembling a frown - brought thoughts of 9/11 to mind. A similar-looking moon floated in the sky as...

 

Briese: Listen to recommendations from medical professionals

In the last two weeks, it feels, in some ways, as though nothing has really changed, but in some ways, things seem to be changing by the minute. I reached out to some friends in the agribusiness and...

 

-Isms: View on life in rural America

A subscriber posed an interesting question this week. Amid COVID-19 concerns, how safe are everyday objects many of us take for granted? Can pieces of mail - more importantly- your copy of the...

 

Briese: Legislature will tackle property tax relief when we reconvene

The Nebraska Legislature remains adjourned until further notice. However, just over a week ago, we reconvened for three days to approve an emergency request from the governor to help fund the state...

 
 By Bev Wieler    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Out my garden window

Garden fairies are so fun if you have a little one with you in the garden. As I look out to an early spring garden, there isn't much color other than sprouts of green iris. The garden fairies haven't...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

This is a love story, of sorts; a stream-of-consciousness gathering of thoughts and concerns, a song of praise for unsung heroes whose daily routines have been upended. Teaching isn’t an easy...

 

Alternative Assessment

“Being negative and critical is easy, showing positivity and maintaining a positive mindset is where the real work begins.” These were words I used in an interview at the beginning of the month....

 

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