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NASS to Release 2009 On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Results

Issued Feb. 10, 2011 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Jerry Campbell at (202) 720-5581.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the results of the first-ever On-Farm Renewable Energy Production survey on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. EST.

Last year, NASS collected data from all of the farmers and ranchers nationwide who reported renewable energy production on the 2007 Census of Agriculture. The survey results will provide information on energy produced in 2009 using wind turbines, solar panels, and methane digesters, which were owned and operated by farmers and ranchers.

The 2009 On-Farm Renewable Energy Production survey results will provide state- and U.S.-level data by three types of energy produced: wind, solar and methane digester. The information will include average installation cost, percent of cost from outside funding, year installed and average utility savings from the use of on-farm renewable energy production. 

NASS plans to discuss the survey results on Friday, Feb. 25, at the 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum ( held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

For more information about the 2009 On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey and to access the results on Feb. 23, visit









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