When Geoff Scott and John Mathia teamed up to open a farm in northwest Oregon, they envisioned producing high-quality meat raised in an environmentally-sustainable manner. Their products were attractive to local customers and sold quickly, enabling them to expand to a 47-acre plot in Hillsboro.… more
Bishop’s Orchards, located in Guilford Connecticut, has a very long and proud history dating back to 1871. Now owned and operated by the Bishop’s family fifth generation, they continue to improve and expand the business. Their retail market has seen many renovations in the recent years and they… more
Bamberg County recently was awarded three, Community Facility Combo Loan/Grant projects totaling $690,300 in loans and $149,700 in grants. These awards allowed Bamberg County to purchase three new fully equipped Fire Engine Pumper Tankers to replace their aging fleet. The new trucks will be… more
The village of Bladen consistently dealt with issues of coliform violations but worked hard and successfully to keep the problem manageable. The water storage, a 1911 elevated tank, was in need of painting and resurfacing of the interior and exterior along with sanitary improvements and a new… more
Having lived in the small, rural Otoe County community all her life, Cindy Jewell knew that buying a home was something that she wanted to do but she was concerned that her financial situation would be challenging for a conventional loan. Cindy has worked as a hair dresser in neighboring… more
The village of Homer, is a small town in Northeast Nebraska located in Dakota County. The village was experiencing unaccounted for water reaching nearly 17 percent of the water pumped throughout the system. Residents in part of the town were not receiving adequate water pressure.
Integrated health care has come to Canon City. No longer will patients have to travel from location to location to access services, thanks in part to a loan from USDA Rural Development.
St. Vincent General Hospital District in Leadville, CO takes pride in their dedication to serving their community. The hospital has been serving Leadville and the surrounding community since 1879.
The existing district was established in 1972 and since then, the hospital has had very… more