Federal boost for farms' renewal ener...

Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt

There are 1 comment on the Northern Michigan News story from Oct 5, 2013, titled Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely's Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin's third-generation Oregon potato farm.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Oct 6, 2013
"Across rural America, thousands of farms and small businesses are turning to renewable energy to cut costs and boost their often uncertain bottom lines, increasingly with the help of a decade-old federal program that aimed to hasten change in a part of the economy that had been slow to embrace it — yet where the electric bill can mean the difference between hiring a worker or laying one off."

The Agriculture Department has had programs for farm subsidies since around 1914. The Ag department has been paying farmers to NOT grow crops for at least a couple of decades now. With some of the alternative energy projects being installed on farms now, you install infrastructure that saves the farmer money every year after it is installed.

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