Stroup Farms, Inc. of Atwater has received a $11,791 Rural Development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace an inefficient grain dryer. The replacement will save the farm 89,328KWh's of energy.
"Making these types of investments are crucial if we want to move forward as a nation and decrease our reliance on foreign oil. These energy-efficient upgrades will save money for local businesses in our community and make them more environmentally sustainable," said Congressman Tim Ryan. These funds were part of the Rural Energy for America Program.