The Odessa Record -

By Cody Smith
Policy associate at the Center for Rural Affairs 

Funding available for farmers, rural business

 

Last updated 8/23/2019 at 4:20pm



In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

REAP, a farm bill program, provides financing for energy efficiency upgrades like insulation, lighting, and HVAC systems. Renewable energy systems like solar panels, anaerobic digesters, and wind turbines are also eligible. For both farmers and rural business owners, these systems can help cut energy costs—keeping money in rural economies across the nation.

On the farm, producers could use the funds for electric, so...



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