Friends of Co-ops
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association represents the interests of America's electric cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Visit NRECA's website for information about electric co-ops nationwide, including the latest about electricity restructuring legislative activity in Congress. NRECA's Advocacy website is of particular interest to lawmakers, community leaders and other concerned citizens.
Touchstone Energy is a nationwide alliance of electric cooperatives. By uniting under the brand name Touchstone Energy America's cooperatives present a unified image of integreity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. To date, more than 750 of the nation's 1,000 electric cooperatives — including more than two dozen in Missouri — have joined the Touchstone family.
The Rural Utilites Service replaced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Electrification Administration as the primary source of operating capital for many electric cooperatives. Carrying on the work of the REA, began during the New Deal, RUS is making rural America a better place to live and work. In addition to loans for rural electric and telephone systems the RUS also supports rural water systems and other projects.
CFC is a not-for-profit cooperative which provides member utility systems low-cost capital, state-of-the-art financial products, and business management services.
The National Cooperative Business Association is a national cross-industry membership and trade association representing cooperatives — over 100 million Americans and 47,000 businesses ranging in size from small buying clubs to businesses included in the Fortune 500.
CoBank is a $58 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange is the premier insurance provider for the majority of electric cooperative utilities in rural America.
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative delivers telecommunications and information technology solutions to rural electric and telephone utilities and their 30 million customers.