Indiana has been drifting around in the solar power doldrums, but it is poised to lead the transition to agrivoltaics throughout the US agriculture industry (photo courtesy of Lightsource bp).

Lowering Energy Costs & Emissions in Rural America

NRDC endorses legislation to improve USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) has been a stalwart program for rural America. The program, implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has provided cost-shared grants and loans to rural small businesses, farmers, and ranchers to install … [continued]

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

New Plant Hardiness Map, Used By Gardeners Nationwide & Based On OSU Climate Data, Unveiled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released its new Plant Hardiness Zone Map, the national standard by which gardeners can determine which plants are most likely to survive the coldest winter temperatures at a certain location. The USDA describes the latest map, jointly developed by Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate … [continued]