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The Realities of Renewables

The Realities of Renewables

By Taylor Gunn, Senior Economist: Power, Energy & Water, CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division - Thursday, April 30, 2015

With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector. Generating electricity from the sun used to be a pipe dream, but today solar arrays are converting photovoltaic energy from the sun into usable electricity to power homes and businesses. Wind farms continue to expand across rural America, and biomass facilities are turning what was once considered waste into a valuable power source. Read More »

Business of Agriculture: Building Your Succession Planning Advisory Team

By Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe are consultants with Farm Credit East, working out of the Dayville office. Rick has been with Farm Credit for 27 years, and Jon has been with the organization for 31 years. Read More »

Ag News Roundup: March 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, April 9, 2015

Agriculture received mainstream media attention in March, with ABC’s “Bachelor Farmer” Chris Soules proposing to his final choice of contestants, and bringing attention to farming with his new website promoting modern agriculture. National Ag Day also helped bring awareness to the importance of agriculture in celebrations held throughout the country. Agriculture is also being seen as a thriving employment sector, with coverage touting the plethora of career choices available in the industry. Read More »

April 2015 Preview: Earth Day, Soy Foods Month and Industry Events

April 2015 Preview: Earth Day, Soy Foods Month and Industry Events

By Jennifer Armbruster - Monday, April 6, 2015

The start of April means Earth Day is coming, a chance for us to appreciate our planet and all it offers – food, fuel, fiber and water. We can also thank the sun, which is increasingly being used to generate clean electricity. Although solar energy generation is still a small portion of total capacity, it grew more than 400 percent in four years and is set to continue expanding. With nearly $100 billion invested, Farm Credit is one of the largest financers of renewable energy projects in the country. Read More »