Maintaining a tropical temperature for his turkeys, even through a Nebraska winter, used to cost Bill Bevans in the neighborhood of $60,000 annually. Not any longer.
This summer, one of the country’s largest producers of biogas from animal manure is expected to begin operations in northwest Missouri.
The Winneshiek Energy District in Iowa has been reaching out to farmers to help them improve energy efficiency in their operations.
As Michigan’s agriculture sector grows more productive and efficient, those in the industry say the state’s electrical and natural gas infrastructure is not keeping pace.
Over the past few years, LED fixtures have taken over streetlights in cities and towns across the country. Next up: American agriculture, especially Midwestern hog-confinement operations.
A farmer-owned refinery in Iowa that recently produced ethanol from corn fiber made a bit of biofuel history, which may be a prelude to more developments to come.
A Minnesota start-up company says its compact, energy-efficient design could be a new model for urban farming.