Success Stories

Photo of Robert Pictall, World War II veteran and resident of USDA-financed affordable rental housing at The Links Apartments in Umatilla, Oregon.

Robert Picthall was struggling with grief following the death of his wife. A World War II veteran, he found himself living alone in a mobile home in Umatilla, Oregon.

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Loves Her Roses

Harriett is an 87 year old single female in Scottsbluff, NE, living on a limited, fixed income.  Her home is an 808 sq. ft.

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The USDA Rural Development REAP grant assisted Scott Black Inc. with funds needed to install a solar array in Humboldt, Tenn.

To combat a diminishing manufacturing base and steady decline in population, the City of Humboldt decided to focus its efforts on developing an industrial area to attract new business to Humboldt.  Initiative and foresight has brought together a variety of partners to join together to remove an o

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Henry Smith, wearing his World War II uniform coat because he had just had pictures taken in it, plays the lawn game Cornhole at Milnwood Village Apartments in Farmville.

On January 14 this year Henry Smith stepped off of a plane and onto Belgian soil for the first time in more than 70 years. Right away the setting was familiar to him.

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Wastewater treatment facility in Los Osos, Calif.

Down on California’s central coast, the small town of Los Osos has been on a journey. For the past thirty-three years, they’ve been looking for a sustainable solution to a critical problem: How do we protect the environment we live in while growing our community?

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White Stone, Va.

Picturesque White Stone, Va., sits on a gateway to the state’s Northern Neck at the junction of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Durango Urgent Care Sign

As with many rural communities across the nation, Durango, CO has a limited number of primary care physicians.  The Affordable Health Care Act has added additional individuals to the health care market across the nation.

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A Virginia Diner employee packaging in the warehouse facility that was leveraged by a $1.38 million Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan from USDA Rural Development in 2015.

Expansion is a common theme in Virginia Diner’s history. What began as a refurbished railroad dining car along a dirt highway in 1929 has developed into a thriving gourmet mail order business and a national brand.

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A Good Roots micro-enterprise program grower sows seeds and hope.

Good Roots program trainees gathered together in Jackson County, Georgia, last October to learn about basil crop production. Their goal was to grow 500 organic basil plants and have them ready for sale by Christmas.

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pomegranate cultivars have varying levels of juice, yield, color and antioxidant content.

Sought by health enthusiasts for delivering nutritional benefits, antioxidants and fiber, pomegranates are established in the marketplace with products like Pom Wonderful® brand juices, arils and teas.  But although pomegranates are common in back yards throughout South Georgia and research and d

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