Posts tagged: United States Department of Agriculture

Renewable Energy: Bringing New Opportunities to Indian Country

In rural communities across the country, USDA Rural Development is bringing new energy efficiency and cost saving opportunities to Indian Country. Choggiung Limited, a Native American Corporation in southwest Alaska, received a $20,000 energy assistance grant from USDA Rural Development to install a wind turbine at the courthouse in Dillingham – a Native-owned building and […]

Circuit Breaker: How Solar Power Came to San Dimas

The morning broke clear, bright, and blue. Perfect Southland weather for Tuesday’s dedication ceremony of an impressive solar array housed at the Forest Service’s Technology and Development Center in San Dimas. Such was the warmth of the day that Leslie Weldon, who as Deputy Chief for the National Forest System was on hand to celebrate […]

Renewable Energy Crop Production Set To Soar In US

The U.S. biofuel industry has long been stymied by the lack of USDA federal crop insurance, leaving only the most adventurous farmers willing to plant renewable energy crops. Biofuel sources currently under development include algae, jatropha and camelina. Of the three, camelina is increasingly emerging as the frontrunner in attracting initial investment worldwide, as global […]

Organic Farmers: Can They Be Tech Savvy?

Demand is on the rise for organic produce. A survey by the Organic Trade Association found that sales revenue from organic food in the U.S. had exploded to $25 billion by 2009 – twenty-five times that of 1990.   Read more here Tweet