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Stakeholder Notice from USDA Rural Development

snapshot of a portion of a news release from USDA Rural Development
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USDA Rural Development has released a Stakeholder Notice on Farm Bill changes to rural population limits and other eligibility rules for several guaranteed loan programs. The full Notice can be downloaded HERE.

This is good news for our members with populations over 20,000 as USDA will increase the rural population eligibility limit to 50,000 residents for the Community Facilities Guarantee Loan Program and the Water and Waste Disposal Loan Program. If you have questions about if and how the MWVCOG staff can aid your jurisdiction with navigating the new rules, please contact Renata Wakeley, Community Development Director ( or 503-588-1618).