Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A More Sustainable Syrup

See below for a short article on the power of small government grants to foster sustainable agriculture in the US.

The USDA Rural Development Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (USDARDREEIP?) awarded a Pennsylvania maple syrup producer $6,376 for an reverse osmosis machine, which will save him 5,865 gallons of petroleum. Given the fact that U.S. maple habitat is shrinking due to global warming, it seems like a good place to start.

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