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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants for the purchase, installation and construction of a renewable energy system or energy efficiency upgrades. REAP creates opportunities for economic development for rural small businesses, farmers and ranchers by supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. REAP grants provide a 25% cash reimbursement of the total system costs, with a maximum grant of $500,000 for renewable energy systems and $250,000 for energy efficiency systems.
Applications for projects with total costs under $80,000 are accepted through Tuesday, October 31, 2017 . Applications for projects with costs of $80,000 or more are accepted through March 31, 2018.
Progressive Breeders’ Registry Honors Top Registered Holstein BRATTLEBORO, Vt., December 18, 2017 – Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Progressive Breeders’ RegistrySM. The Progressive Breeders’ Registry (PBR), established in 1937, recognizes top Registered Holstein® homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. The Association’s longest running award honors over 200 breeders annually. To qualify for the PBR award, a herd must be a member of both their national and state associations, enrolled in the Deluxe or Premier TriStarSM options, and participate in a
PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshops Scheduled for Feb 7 and 8 in Green Bay Demand for Transparency Increases Focus on Animal Care Practices of Dairy Farmers DAIRY NEWS – Dairy farmers, herd managers and industry professionals will gain new perspective on animal welfare issues like lameness, body condition scoring, and cull-cow management at the PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshop, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). Two one-day sessions will be held on Wed., Feb 7, and Thurs., Feb. 8, both at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis., from 8 a.m.
Agreement on Plans to Merge Koepon & CRI SHAWANO, Wisconsin – The boards of directors of Koepon Holding BV and Cooperative Resources International (CRI) have reached agreement on a plan to merge their organizations. The agreement is non-binding, and subject to due diligence and other customary conditions, including receipt of requisite governmental and other consents and approvals. Once completed, final agreement will be conditional upon approval by both boards of directors as well as the delegates of CRI. If successful, the organizations plan to formalize the merger by mid-2018. Both