Connecting people to the future

View All Programs & Services

News & Publications

Recent News

  • RCAC Loan Fund lends nearly $20 million to rural communities

    West Sacramento, Calif. — In the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 25 loans totaling more than $19 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The loans will support a wide range of community development projects. For example, one loan will support a new mechanical wastewater treatment plant in Colorado; and another will support a rural Utah school’s expansion.

    Read More

  • Rural water systems struggle with treatment techniques, study finds

    Many of the nation’s local water systems are failing to meet federal sanitary requirements, according to a new study. Researchers writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say that every year since 1982, up to 10 percent of the country’s water systems have violated the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. As many as 21 million Americans may have been exposed to unsafe drinking water in 2015 alone.

    Read More
  • Posted in: Farmers, Featured News

    Main Street Project has a story to tell …

    In June of 2017, the farm closed on 100 acres of farmland right next door to Northfield, Minnesota. Main Street Project will use a unique Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture system that they have developed on the new acreage.

    Read More