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Release No. STELPRD4022096
ContactSarah Marquart916-798-9295
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(SEPTEMBER 26, 2013) 29 CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES AND AG PRODUCERS RECEIVE GRANTS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    Davis, Calif., Sep 26, 2013 -- Today USDA Rural Development State Director Glenda Humiston congratulated 29 agricultural producers and rural small businesses in California who received grants to reduce energy consumption and use renewable energy technologies in their operations. Grant funding is made available through USDA Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

    "The REAP program is just one of the many ways that Rural Development helps businesses remain competitive in rural California," said Humiston. "By reducing their energy costs and consumption these businesses will benefit from a stronger bottom line, while also preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment."

    Recipients include:

Butte County

Nolind’s Pioneer Shipping

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Butte County

Keeley Family Limited Partnership

$122,722

Install solar energy system

Butte County

Fatchen Farrier Service

$19,999

Install solar energy system

Butte County

Wil-Ker-Son Packing Company

$45,673

Install solar energy system

Butte County

FDS Farms

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Colusa County

Brent Wiggin, Inc.

$13,237

Install solar energy system

El Dorado County

Furlong Enterprises, Inc.

$49,999

Install solar energy system

Fresno County

Gerrit Visser and Sons

$3,181

Energy Efficient improvements

Glenn County

Butte Creek Rice Dryer, LLC

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Glenn County

Violich Farms, Inc.

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Humboldt County

Los Bagels, Inc.

$8,991

Install solar energy system

Kern County

Leland Kroeker and Son

$19,000

Install solar energy system

Kings County

Jose B. Pacheco Dairy

$2,050

Energy Efficient improvements

Mendocino County

Navarro Vineyards, LLC

$36,478

Install solar energy system

Merced County

Lloyd R. Weaver

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Monterey County

Anthony Lombardo / Indian Valley Cattle

$27,129

Install solar energy system

San Benito County

Coke Farms, Inc.

$46,588

Energy Efficient improvements to food refrigeration system

San Diego County

Varvel Family Trust

$23,616

Install solar energy system

San Luis Obispo County

Paul and Patricia Hoover / Still Waters Winery

$49,466

Install solar energy system

San Luis Obispo County

Donald A. Giessinger / Atascadero 76

$49,680

Install flexible fuel pump

Santa Barbara County

Perry A. Gibson

$6,024

Install solar energy system

Santa Cruz County

Fogline Farm, LLC

$4,142

Install solar energy system

Shasta County

David Bruce Moyer / Moyer Farms

$22,205

Install solar energy system

Siskiyou County

Chet Porterfield / TC Ranch

$62,928

Install solar energy system

Sonoma County

John Hawley Wines, Inc.

$11,914

Install solar energy system

Stanislaus County

C&D II Ranch, LLC

$10,513

Install solar energy system

Sutter County

Harris and Kelleher Partnership

$20,000

Install solar energy system

Tehama County

Seeley and Barbara Mudd

$43,146

Install solar energy system

Yolo County

Full Belly Farm

$19,979

Install solar energy system

    REAP offers financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. These federal funds leverage other private funding sources for businesses. Under the terms of REAP, up to 25 percent of an eligible energy production or conservation project can be funded through a grant, and additional support can be provided in the form of a loan guarantee. Since the start of the Obama Administration, REAP has helped fund nearly 8,000 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide.

    USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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Last Modified:11/20/2014 
 
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