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Rural Electrification Association

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Part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” this granted electricity to nearly every farm in the United States. It provided federal funding at low interest rates to cooperatives, power districts, and other public programs. From this, new agricultural advances ensued.

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Arthur Rothstein, "An REA cooperative lineman at work," (1942). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:REA_lineman.jpg