The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to going green, both as a means of cutting costs and for the sake of future generations. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports on how and why farmers are keeping fossil fuels out of the cornfield.
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