Success Stories

Photo: Gold Beach, Oregon, celebrated their modern new hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony in April 2017.

Until recently, Gold Beach residents on Oregon’s southern coast were served by an aging, outdated hospital. Constructed in 1951, it began operation providing only acute care services, meaning residents had to travel long distances to receive specialized medical care.

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The warehouse facility at the Virginia Diner was leveraged by a 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 Sussex, Surry, and Southampton Railroad dining car in 1929, has developed into a thriving gourmet mail-order business and an international brand.

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Photo: Lacie Tai and her sons are enjoying their new home after months of renovations to make the house safe and livable.

As a single mother of two and a college student, Lacie Tai wanted stable housing for her family so she could focus on her children and education. She was renting a home in Roseburg, Oregon, but the house was in rough shape.

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Photo: Richard Rajnus is reducing his farm’s operating expenses through the use of renewable energy.

Farmers know about living off the land, and in recent years, many have also begun to harness natural resources to produce energy for their operations.

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All smiles for the new furnace.

The furnace in Larry Steven Rich’s home in Stromsburg Nebraska had become inoperable.  The weather was getting colder every day, and this low income elderly homeowner was keeping his place as warm as he could with several space heaters. 

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Perkins County Hospital

Perkins County Hospital, located in Grant, Neb.

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Judie Jensen photo

Judie Lynn Jensen was renting a home in Lake Preston and decided she wanted to purchase that home. She visited with her local bank which in turn suggested she contact the USDA Rural Development office in Watertown.

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Prairie Pride Poultry Chalk Board Menu

Prairie Pride Poultry, Inc.

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All Paws are Warm in the House!

Yvonne is an 85 year old single female living in her Scottsbluff, Nebraska home that she has owned for more than 30 years.  When the nights started to get chilly, she called the gas company to light her furnace for the winter.  She was shocked when they “Red Tagged” it for a defective heat exchan

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Mel's Small Engine  Bancroft, Nebraska

Mel’s Small Engine started in 2000 as a one-man service only shop for lawn and garden equipment and air-cooled engines.  A recently completed expansion added a 90 foot x 99 foot shop to Mel’s existing 3,000 sq. ft.

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