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By Jonathan Hladik
Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs 

Funding will help rural entities regain their footing


April 21, 2022

With their approval of several key pieces of legislation, Nebraska lawmakers solidified the importance of small entrepreneurs, local meat processors and family farms to our state’s economy and way of life.

Their support also preserves a healthy future for rural Nebraska.

Entering this legislative session, lawmakers faced tough decisions regarding how to spend the state’s allotment of recovery funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. For rural senators, priorities included support for small-town entrepreneurship and funding for a program to allow small- and medium-sized meat pr...

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