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Publications

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Publicaciones en español
Rural Development Fact Sheets
Rural Development Regulations
(Business, cooperative, housing, community development and community facilities regulations)
Rural Development Strategic Plans
State Office Publications
Rural Development Publications

Rural Cooperatives Magazine
Business/Cooperative Publications
Community Development Publications
Housing/Community Facilities Publications
Utilities Publications and Regulations
Other Related Publications

Rural Development Publications

 Rural Development Fact Sheets
 Committed to the Future of Rural Communities (PDF)
 Farm Bill Fast Facts -- PDF / HTML
 Making Your Voice Heard: Customer Mediation Program (PDF)
 Rural Development Audit Program (PDF)

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Business/Cooperative Publications

 Rural Business Investment Program Fact Sheet -- PDF / HTML
 Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program (PDF)
 A Commitment to Service (PDF)
 Cooperative Information Reports
 Cooperative Research Reports
 Cooperative Service Reports
 Coops 101: An Introduction to Cooperatives -- PDF / HTML
 How to Start a Cooperative -- PDF / HTML
 ¿Qué es una Cooperativa? (PDF)
 Rural Cooperatives Magazine
 The 100 Largest Agricultural Cooperatives 1999 Financial Profile (PDF)
 Top 100 Cooperatives 1998 Financial Profile (PDF)
 Top 100 Cooperatives 1997 Financial Profile (PDF)
 Top 100 Cooperatives 1996 Financial Profile (PDF)

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Community Development Publications

 Rural Road Trips: The Office of Community Development's Travel Guide to USDA Designated Communities
 Community Development Technotes (Brief summaries of community development best practices)
 Community Development Publications
 Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities Publications

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Housing/Community Facilities Publications

 Rural Development Housing Programs 2003 Progress Report (PDF)
 Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants (PDF)
 Guaranteed Community Facility Loans (PDF)
 Building a Better Future for Farmworkers (PDF)
 Construcción de un futuro mejor para los campesinos (PDF)
 Building Dreams: The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program (PDF)
 Creando Sueños: El Programa de Vivienda con Ayuda Propia Mutua (PDF)
 Fair Housing -- It's Your Right (PDF)
 Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans (PDF)
 A Place to Live -- Buying or Repairing a Home With Help From USDA's Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program --
       PDF (772 Kb) / HTML
 Un Lugar Donde Vivir -- Cómo Comprar o Reparar Casas con Ayuda de los Programas del USDA de Préstamos Directos
       para Viviendas -- PDF (2,393 Kb) / HTML
 Viviendas de Alquiler Asequibles para Áreas Rurales de los Estados Unidos-Programas de Viviendas Multifamiliares de la Oficina de Desarrollo Rural del USDA (PDF)
 Rural Housing Service 1999 Progress Report (PDF)

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State Office Publications

 Alabama 2002 Program Summary (PDF)
 Alabama 2001 Program Summary (PDF)
 Alaska 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Arizona 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Arizona 2001 Native American Report (PDF)
 California 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 California 2002 Central San Joaquin Valley Federal Interagency Economic Development Task Force Year-End Activity Report (PDF)
 Georgia 2002 Accomplishments
 Georgia 2001 Accomplishments
 Idaho 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Idaho 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Illinois 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Iowa 2002 Annual Report
 Kansas 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Kansas Rural Housing Fact Sheets (PDF)
 Kansas Community and Business Programs Desk Guide (PDF)
 Kentucky 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Kentucky 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Louisiana 2001 Funding Report
 Louisiana 2002 Accomplishments
 Massachusetts 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Massachusetts 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Michigan Rural Development Newsletter (PDF)
 Minnesota Community Development Newsletter: Summer 2002 / Fall 2002 (PDF)
 Missouri 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 "Building Communities" -- Missouri's Quarterly Newsletters
 Montana 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Nebraska 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Nebraska 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Nevada 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Nevada Rural Development Newsletter (DOC)
 New Hampshire 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 New York 2002 Progress Report (PDF)
 New York 2001 Progress Report (PDF)
 North Dakota 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Ohio 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Oregon 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Tennessee 2003 Annual Report (PDF)
 Tennessee 2002 Annual Report
 Tennessee 2001 Annual Report
 Texas 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Utah 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Utah 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Vermont 2001 Annual Report
 Virginia 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Virginia 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 Washington 2002 Annual Report (PDF)
 Washington 2001 Annual Report (PDF)
 West Virginia Rural Housing Newsletter (DOC)
 Wyoming 2002 Annual Report

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Utilities Publications

 The USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (PDF)
 Utilities Programs regulations, bulletins, forms and general information
 Connecting Rural America Booklet (PDF)

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Publicaciones en español

 ¿Qué es una Cooperativa? (PDF)
 Comprendiendo las Cooperativas: La estructura de las cooperativas (PDF)
 Comprendiendo las Cooperativas: ¿Quiénes manejan los negocios cooperativos? Los socios (PDF)
 Comprendiendo las Cooperativas: ¿Quiénes manejan los negocios cooperativos? La Junta Directiva (PDF)
 Comprendiendo las Cooperativas: ¿Quiénes manejan los negocios cooperativos? El administrador y los empleados (PDF)
 Creando Sueños: El Programa de Vivienda con Ayuda Propia Mutua (PDF)
 Un Lugar Donde Vivir -- Cómo Comprar o Reparar Casas con Ayuda de los Programas del USDA de Préstamos Directos
       para Viviendas -- PDF (2,393 Kb) / HTML
 Construcción de un futuro mejor para los campesinos (PDF)
 Viviendas de Alquiler Asequibles para Áreas Rurales de los Estados Unidos-Programas de Viviendas Multifamiliares de la Oficina de Desarrollo Rural del USDA (PDF)
 Una guia para de implementacion y hitos para comunidades rural (PDF)
 Una guia para planificacion de estrategias para comunidades rural (PDF)
 PA 1550-S:  Creando Nuevas Oportunidades para las Zonas Rurales de los Estados Unidos -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1556-S:  Programas de Vivienda -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1557-S:  Créditos para Instalaciones Comunitarias -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1565-S:  Programa de Préstamos Garantizados -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1589-S:  Programas para Negocios -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1590-S:  Servicios a Cooperativas Servicios a Cooperativas -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1611-S:  Programas de Manejo de Aguas y Desperdicios -- PDF / HTML
 PA 1699-S:  Oficina de Desarrollo de la Comunidad -- PDF / HTML

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Other Related Publications

 Agriculture Fact Book:  2002 / 2000 / 1999 / 1998 / 1997 / 1996
 Food and Agricultural Policy--Taking Stock for the New Century (PDF)
 Chapter 6: Rural Development from the Secretary's 1999 Annual Report (PDF)
 Creating Jobs and Revitalizing the Economy in Rural Areas from the Secretary's 1998 Annual Report
 Creating Jobs and Revitalizing the Economy in Rural Areas from the Secretary's 1997 Annual Report
 Guide to USDA Programs for Native Americans and Alaska Natives
 Rural America Publications from the USDA Economic Research Service
 Publications from the USDA National Agricultural Library's Rural Information Center
 Publications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development
 Periodicals from the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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