Source: USDA

A new initiative was announced last week that is designed to help agricultural producers transition to more energy efficient operations. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this initiative will make funding available for individual on-farm energy audits, which are designed to save both money and energy when fully implemented.

"Reducing energy use on America's farms and ranches will not only help our agricultural producers become more profitable, but also help the United States become more energy independent," said Vilsack. "Through this initiative, producers will be able to receive individual on-farm energy audit evaluations and assistance with implementation of energy conservation and efficiency measures."

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