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NY senator pushes digesters funding for farmers


September 14, 2012
By Watertown Daily Times

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September 14, 2012, Watertown, NY – A plan spearheaded by Sen. Charles E. Schume could help dairy farmers in NY state purchase digester facilities to convert cattle manure into fertilizer and biogas.

Schumer is seeking to reinstate an expired energy grant program that would give farmers upfront cash to pay for up to 30 percent of digester facilities. He described the new technology as another way to help dairy farmers produce more milk to serve the booming Greek yogurt industry in the state. READ MORE