Success Stories

Innovative Education at Pennsylvania Charter School

Bear Creek Community Charter School at Ten Mile Run in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, has such an amazing curriculum that it’s attracting students at an astonishing rate. The school is at full capacity and renovation to the old building is not feasible. The current building, an old… more

Milk Trucks Run on Biofuel Generated from Dairy Operation's Waste

Milk Trucks Run on Biofuel Generated from Dairy Operation’s Waste

Recognizing the potential for environmental and economic benefits through renewable energy, Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana, is producing more than milk from its 11,000 dairy cows. The… more

Lifetime Renter Achieves Homeownership

Rural Development has a multitude of programs that help communities expand upon their existing assets and assist in creating an infrastructure to help improve the lives of rural residents. For Linda Pickett, the opportunity to own a home has long seemed to be a distant reality. For her entire… more

10kW Solar Array Powers Small Business

As a large producer of grapes and a connoisseur of wine, Bill Sanderson had a dream to own a Winery that offered a Tasting Facility and Event Hall. Construction costs and future operating expenses were a major obstacle for business owners, Bill and Marjie Sanderson. Discussing his idea with… more

USDA Rural Development Funds Awarded in Dubois County

USDA Rural Development Funds Awarded in Dubois County

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development is improving the lives of the residents of Dubois, Pike, and Warrick Counties by presenting a $2,171,690 USDA Rural Development Community… more

USDA Rural Development Funds New Mental Health Facility

USDA Rural Development Funds New Mental Health Facility 

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development is improving the lives of the residents of LaPorte County and surrounding counties by presenting a $2,000,000 USDA Rural Development… more

Grant Provides Rural Hospital With Cutting Edge Technology

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.

With the equipment upgrade, the Gonzales   Hospital becomes the only rural… more

La Feria Library

City of La Feria Celebrates Library Grant Re-Opening

City of La Feria officials celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the Bailey H. Dunlap Memorial Public Library.

The City of la Feria has a population of 7,302 who will now have access to a state of the art computer lab and community meeting/training room.

Organic Food Hub for South Central Texas and beyond

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.

There is a growing cluster of organic farmers in South Texas.  Unfortunately, it seems only the… more

Horsch manufacturing plant

New manufacturing plant creates jobs and exports

Despite the national attention on North Dakota’s energy development, agriculture has consistently been the state's main industry. Thanks to USDA Rural Development’s support for business lending, local growers will now have the option to purchase farm machinery and equipment made… more