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"USDA awards $172,000 for 17 energy projects in rural Oregon"

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program selected 17 Oregon energy projects that will share $172,000 in funding as part of the Rural Energy for America Program authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

"USDA awards $172,000 for 17 energy projects in rural Oregon"

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BY: Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon Editor 
Sustainable Business Oregon
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program selected 17 Oregon energy projects that will share $172,000 in funding as part of the Rural Energy for America Program authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

Nationwide, 430 projects shared $6.9 million in funding.

In addition, three Oregon projects received $70,483 in funding to complete feasibility studies for energy projects. Nationwide, 20 projects received $412,304 for feasibility studies.

The program's funds have been cut dramatically. Last year, Oregon projects shared $1.29 million in funding.

The funding is aimed at helping agricultural and rural small businesses reduce energy costs, incorporate renewable power and determine the feasibility of planned renewable energy projects.

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