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Web Resource Launched to Help Dairy Farmers Implement Energy Conservation Techniques

 
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10.26.2011
Web Resource Launched to Help Dairy Farmers Implement Energy Conservation Techniques

www.usdairy.com/saveenergy

NRCS Chief Dave White announced today that NRCS has partnered with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to support the launch of a new web resource. This resource will help dairy farmers find and implement proven energy conservation techniques. 

By helping farmers conserve energy, NRCS is helping to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint; helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; and saving farmers money – improving their bottom lines.

Visit the website and learn about this great resource here: www.usdairy.com/saveenergy

For more information on the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service or Soil and Water Conservation Districts, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office or Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

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Click here -- learn how to cut costs on farm energy use
Farm energy audits can find
significant energy savings
with a 1-5 year payback.

Click here -- decide if an energy audit is right for you
A typical energy audit
includes a phone interview
and a two-hour farm visit

Click here -- find funding for audits and equipment
Financial assistance is
available through federal,
state, or utility sources

 

Commitment to Equality
USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.

Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process
If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.  To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429.  To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov

Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack)
If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To request a claims package by telephone, call:  1-888-233-5506.  To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit:  www.indianfarmclass.com

African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II)
If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826.  To find information online, please visit:  www.blackfarmercase.com

USDA NRCS Access Opportunity Equity Partnerships

To find out more about this conservation opportunity and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:  Office Locator