Department of Agriculture
Nine Co-op Projects Get a Boost From USDA’s $598 Million in Electric Loans
New round of USDA loans to improve electric infrastructure for 460,000 rural residents, businesses
Mississippi Co-op Wins $16M Broadband Grant From USDA ReConnect Program
A “historic day” for a Mississippi co-op building a $60 million rural broadband network.
Electric Co-op Acquiring Phone Co-op to Pool Broadband Resources for Members
An electric co-op acquires a phone co-op as the missing puzzle piece for deploying broadband.
Co-ops Receive $1.4 Billion in USDA Loans for Electricity Improvements
In latest round of USDA electric loans, 27 co-ops in 21 states receive funds.
Ag Secretary Spotlights a Co-op With First ReConnect Broadband Grant
Forked Deer EC says ReConnect grant will help deliver broadband to “forgotten America.”
USDA Awards $249 Million to Co-ops to Improve Electric Systems
The money will help co-ops build or improve power lines and finance smart grid technologies.
USDA Awards Electric Co-ops $181 Million for Line, Metering Upgrades
USDA loans will help 214,000 rural residents and businesses in 10 states.
Co-ops Save Members and Themselves Money With Energy Efficiency Programs
The poorest co-op members often have the biggest bills because their old homes leak energy.
New State Laws Clear Hurdles for Co-ops That Choose to Pursue Broadband
Laws in Alabama, North Carolina give electric co-ops legal certainty to enter the broadband space.
USDA Invests $858 Million to Improve Rural Electric Service Infrastructure
Latest RUS electric loans: $858 million, 17 co-ops, 450,000 residents and businesses, 17 states.