USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service is releasing the results of the first-ever On-Farm Renewable Energy Production survey later this month. NASS has collected data from all farmers and ranchers nationwide who reported renewable energy production on the 2007 Census of Agriculture.
The results will show energy produced in 2009 with wind turbines, solar panels and methane digesters owned and operated by farmers and ranchers. State and U.S.-level data will be available on all three types of energy produced. The information will include average installation cost, percent of cost from outside funding, the year installed and average utility savings from the use of on-farm renewable energy production.
NASS plans to release the results of the survey Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. CST.