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Posts tagged: On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey

Hawaii Showcases Its Ag Diversification – the Proof is in the Numbers

Plentiful taro fields in the Hanalei Valley on Kauai (Photo Credit: NASS Hawaii Field Office)

Plentiful taro fields in the Hanalei Valley on Kauai (Photo Credit: NASS Hawaii Field Office)

This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Check back each week as we showcase stories and news from USDA’s rich science and research portfolio.

When America’s farmers and ranchers traveled from the U.S. mainland to the Aloha state for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in early January, they had the opportunity to taste the joys of Hawaiian agriculture – some of the most diverse and specialized in our nation. Read more »

California Farmers Lead the way in On-Farm Renewable Energy Production

Use of wind turbines for renewable energy production on Midwestern farms is on the rise. Photo courtesy of USDA Rural Development.

Use of wind turbines for renewable energy production on farms is on the rise. Photo courtesy of USDA Rural Development.

This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture blog. Check back each week as we showcase stories and news from the agency’s rich science and research portfolio.

Whether visiting Napa or making my way across California’s central valley, I see more and more solar panels and wind turbines on the Golden State’s farms and ranches. And that’s not surprising to me since California has been leading the way towards energy independence and renewable energy production and use. Read more »