Energy saving seeds sown for US crop farmers

Farmers in Michigan can apply for cash to upgrade old and outdated equipment to lower their costs. The energy efficiency cash is targeted towards Michigan crop and dairy farms and commercial […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Farmers in Michigan can apply for cash to upgrade old and outdated equipment to lower their costs.

The energy efficiency cash is targeted towards Michigan crop and dairy farms and commercial greenhouses.

Farmers can apply for upgrades that include new irrigation systems, refrigeration and grain dryers, said DTE Energy, the utility behind the Commercial Energy-Efficiency Incentive Program.

Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association said: “Interest continues to grow among Michigan’s producers and agribusinesses regarding energy efficiency.”

He added: “This is a step in the right direction that will expand opportunity for those in the agriculture sector to save energy and boost their bottom line.”