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This innovative resource allows for electronic reporting by lenders, the Rural Business Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service and the Rural Housing Service.
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This comprehensive resource provides access to all rural USDA documents, including directives regulations and environmental studies.
USDA Rural Development has produced a series of resource guides to inform rural communities.
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USDA Announces More Than $43 Million Investment in Meat and Poultry Processing Research, Expansion and InnovationMarch 9, 2023
USDA Celebrates Inaugural National Biobased Products DayMarch 8, 2023
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The Community Connect provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where service does not exist.
Rural Innovation Center
The Center works to improve prosperity for rural communities through its three divisions: Strategic Engagement, Data Analytics and Regulations Management.
Rural Data Gateway
Welcome to the new Rural Data Gateway! For more than 80 years, USDA Rural Development has been financing infrastructure and housing throughout rural America.
How Rural Partnerships Helped Glasgow Community Open Its First Hospice Center
For the people of Glasgow, Kentucky, collaborations between the local electric cooperative, USDA Rural Development and other county entities have helped meet critical needs in the community. The first partnership between Farmers RECC, their power supplier, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), the city of Glasgow, Barren County and USDA Rural Development assisted the city landfill with methane abatement and provided Farmers RECC with a renewable energy source.
Solar: It’s a “Big Dill” for Real Pickles Cooperative
As USDA Rural Development (RD) highlights National Cooperative Month, one worker owned co-op in Massachusetts stands out as a model for sustainability, collaboration, and local food system resiliency. The saying goes “it’s not easy being green.” But for Real Pickles in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the co-op wouldn’t have it any other way; they went green in 2011 with the addition of solar panels on the roof and are still going strong.
Gullah Co-op: Growing Food, Preserving Culture
St. Helena Island, South Carolina, is home to the Black-owned Gullah Farmers’ Cooperative. The co-op is named after the Gullah Geechee, an African American community known for its careful preservation of African cultural heritage in South Carolina and Georgia.