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July 17, 2014

Efficiency Vermont’s Agriculture Program is offering limited time rebates for a variety of equipment installations used on dairy operations in the Green Mountain State.

Installations such as plate coolers, variable speed drives, lighting and more are eligible for the program. Eligible...

May 6, 2014

USDA has announced the deadline for the 2014 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Interested producers must submit REAP applications before 4:30 p.m. local time on July 7, 2014, to their USDA Rural Development State Office or online through www.grants.gov. REAP provides producers with loans...

April 2, 2014

DFA Energy is pleased to share information about the California Dairy Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), which provides financial incentives to dairy producers for several on-farm energy efficiency projects, including lighting, compressors, variable speed drives and heat recovery systems, among...

March 28, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials recently announced an application extension for the Value-Added Producer Grant program (VAPG). The new application deadline is April 8. The extension was made because of changes under the 2014 Farm Bill signed into law last month....

March 3, 2014

DFA Energy is pleased to promote a program being offered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and EnSave that provides financial support for energy efficiency projects in the dairy sector. MEA grants assist with the costs of installing eligible energy-efficiency technologies commonly...

February 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs). Administered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, CIGs support the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies on agricultural...

January 30, 2014

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced grants for producers interested in harnessing on-farm renewable energy for their dairy operation. The grants from NYSERDA total $20 million and will be used to install anaerobic digesters, which can create...

January 9, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development recently announced applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program (VAPG) are now being accepted. The application deadline to apply for these grants is February 24. VAPG may be used for feasibility studies or business plans to...

November 14, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a federal cost-share program that provides financial and technical assistance to install or adopt conservation practices, including energy efficiency improvements.

Though an energy audit, producers...

November 12, 2013

On November 7, DFA Energy invited producers who had undergone energy audits to participate in a conference call to discuss available funding for energy enhancements.

During the call, a representative from the Natural Resource Conservation Service explained federal funding opportunities...

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