USDA Announces Investments in Clean Energy and Fertilizer Production

USDA is investing $124 million in renewable energy and fertilizer production projects, through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP). This announcement represents an investment of more than $120 million in 541 REAP projects across 44 states, including wind, solar, and biomass energy installations. In addition, USDA is providing nearly $4 million in FPEP funding to Bluestem Systems to build facilities and purchase equipment to produce a dry fertilizer mix.