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Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, October 24, 2016

Across America, a plethora of cooperative businesses are integral to rural communities and economies, offering essential services that enable citizens and businesses to grow and thrive. Owned and governed by their members, these cooperatives focus on long-term needs rather than short-term profits, creating the foundation on which rural American communities depend. All Americans benefit from the food, fuel and fiber that are produced by these cooperatives’ members and distributed throughout the nation. Read More »

Rural America Matters: The Realities of Renewables

Rural America Matters: The Realities of Renewables

By Taylor Gunn, Senior Economist: Power, Energy & Water, CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector. Generating electricity from the sun used to be a pipe dream, but today solar arrays are converting photovoltaic energy from the sun into usable electricity to power homes and businesses. Wind farms continue to expand across rural America, and biomass facilities are turning what was once considered waste into a valuable power source. Read More »