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Harkin announces Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Loan

(Washington, DC-KWWL) Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced a USDA rural development conditional commitment for a guaranteed loan of $9 million for the Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative. The funds will be used to make system enhancements, which include the construction of 43 miles of new electrical distribution lines and will improve an additional 45 miles of distribution lines. These improvements will serve over 410 new consumers in Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Linn Counties.

"The Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative plays a key role in providing a reliable energy source to Iowans," said Harkin. "These funds will allow the cooperative to provide electricity to even more of our rural communities and ensure that existing power lines continue to function safely and efficiently."

Harkin is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

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