Success Stories

Picture of South Big Horn Hospital

35 miles may not seem like a long distance, but when a Wyoming blizzard is blowing and the road is a sheet of ice, the delay could mean the difference between life or death.

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Small business owners face countless challenges when it comes to finding success in the global marketplace – and for those in rural areas, the challenges are often more pronounced.

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Red Cloud Indian School

It was a special day for the students at the Our Lady of Lourdes, OLL, K- 8th grade school in Porcupine, SD as it was their last day before Thanksgiving break and many of their parents had joined them for lunch.  It was fun to see the students excited about the holidays and the change from their

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This is a photo of Michelle Amrine with team members from Ohio Rural Development.

  In commemoration of USDA’s annual Homeownership Month, some industrious Ohio Rural Development team members spent a sunny day at a Habitat for Humanity building site, helping Marysville resident Michelle Amrine and her two children frame out a place to call their own.

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This photo is from the April 22, 2014 groundbreaking ceremony for a new wastewater treatment project in Erie County, Ohio.

   With nearly 96 percent of the current systems in failure, Erie County Commissioners are using a $5.95 million USDA Rural Development wastewater loan and grant combination to replace on-site waste treatment systems that have been improperly discharging into and polluting the Sandusky Bay for mo

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Outline Of Need:
Bangor is a small town located in southwest Michigan.  Some years ago a biodiesel production facility went out of business, leaving the community with fewer jobs and idle equipment.

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USDA Rural Development Funds Awarded in Dubois County

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A $300,000 Distance and Learning  Telemedicine Grant from USDA Rural Development has provided a rural Gonzales hospital with cutting edge radiology technology not usually available in rural Texas hospitals.

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As we are becoming more conscious of our environment and the food we eat, more people are turning to organic foods. Organic foods have become a widely sought commodity in the past few years.

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