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USDA REAP Funds 450 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

June 25, 2012

On June 25, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 450 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2008 Farm Bill's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The grants total nearly $7.4 million, which includes $412,304 in funding to 20 agricultural producers and rural businesses to conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy systems. Over the past 3 years, REAP has funded more than 6,000 initiatives, including 325 wind projects. See the complete listing of REAP grant recipients.

—Julie Jones