Success Stories

Photo of North River Boats CEO Brent Hutchings standing beside a newly painted boat in the company’s Roseburg facility.

North River Boats has been producing recreational, commercial, and government boats and providing high-wage jobs to the residents of Roseburg in southwestern Oregon since 1974. During the height of the recession in 2009, however, the company was placed into receivership.

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  The RUS Electric Program recently established a loan program to help electric cooperatives reach out to consumers and businesses.

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FINE and USDA partnership

As a part of the local food movement, the main goal of the “Farm to Institution Movement”, which is an initiative of the Farm to Institution New England non-profit organization, is to bring locally grown food and products into schools, colleges, health care and other institutions in the Northeast

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R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Station

Hydroelectric power RUS Electric Program approved $73 million in loan funds to finance ETEC’s R. C. Thomas Hydroelectric Station (R.C. Thomas Station), formally known as the Lake Livingston Hydro-electric Station, located near the City of Lake Livingston in Polk County, Texas.

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Chocowinity Solar Project

RUS Electric Program has provided loan funds in the amount of $20 million for a renewable energy solar project, which is USDA’s largest solar project to date. The loan to Montgomery Solar, LLC, will help build a 20 megawatt Solar Farm located in Briscoe, NC.

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Woodville Renewable Energy Woodville, Texas

Biomass RUS Electric Program partnered with borrower, East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ETEC) in order to fund the recently completed Woodville Woody Biomass Project located near Woodville Texas.

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Schools in South Dakota play a vital role in educating and preparing future generations for postsecondary education and

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Photo of Marilyn Wagner standing in front of her newly repaired home of 50 years.

When the devastating Christmas flood of 1964 swept away her house and destroyed many others across the Pacific Northwest, Marilyn Wagner purchased a new home at a higher elevation on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in central Oregon.

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Rural Mississippi

With the exception of major population areas where patients have nearby access to hospitals and clinics, almost all Mississippi residents who live outside of cities and large towns live in counties that are otherwise rural, and lacking any nearby hospitals or clinics.

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JoAnne Davis looks at the carbon monoxide detector that saved her life.

Earlier this year, JoAnne Davis of Windsor, Vermont was startled by the shriek of her carbon monoxide detector. The local fire department responded, and discovered an easily fixed water heater ventilation issue had caused carbon monoxide to build up in the home.

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