Success Stories

The USDA-RD booth featured all program areas relevant to clean energy generation and energy efficiency upgrades.

USDA Rural Development was prominently featured during the recent MI Clean Energy Conference & Fair held in Traverse City, MI. Two staff members presented programs and services during the conference panels and all programs were featured at the conference booth.

Learn More >

A new fence for the four children to play safely.

Andrew and his wife, Christianna moved their family of four children to Plainview, Nebraska, a community of just over 1200 population, adding six more residents.  The family had been renting in another small community until Andrew changed jobs and    began driving truck.  With the flexibility of

Learn More >

Proud Homeowner!

Wyatt Reynolds moved to Norfolk, Nebraska when he was 17 years old. He began working while taking online classes at Northeast Community College at the age of 18 and also started renting an apartment on his own. At 21 years old he learned he was going to become a father.

Learn More >

Browne Family photo

Teresa Browne had settled into a one bedroom apartment in the quite town of Redfield, South Dakota to be closer to her youngest daughter and family.  Little did she know that fate would have her taking in her oldest daughter and her two children with a baby on the way.

Learn More >

Image of Emiko Santos outside her home in Kolonia Town, Pohnpei, FSM.

Mrs. Emiko Santos, a 72–year old widow who lives in Kolonia Town, was facing a serious decision to abandon her family home when she contacted Rural Development's Western Pacific office.

Learn More >

Expansion under construction.

Bethany Home is a nursing home and assisted living facility located in Minden, NE.  The not-for-profit organization began in 1920 and constructed the current facility in 1961.  Bethany Home started out primarily as a nursing home facility, but with a few additions over the years assisted living h

Learn More >

Photo: Hines Meat Company in La Grande, Oregon, began processing local meat and offering a full service meat counter in June 2016.

Jake and Paige Hines dreamed about expanding the local foods market in their small, rural town of La Grande in northeastern Oregon. They knew their community wanted the ability to buy locally produced meat, so they planned to open a meat processing plant and retail store.

Learn More >

Blair Public Library

The existing Blair Public Library was a single story 6,400 square foot building that was built in 1976.  The facility had been adequately maintained, but had become functionally obsolescent and had reached the end of its useful life.   The inadequate size of the library made it no longer enough s

Learn More >

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.

Learn More >

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.

Learn More >

Pages