Local farmers may qualify for upcoming stimulus incentives

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Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy coordinates program in Kentucky

By The Staff

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are available to LaRue County farmers on approved energy efficiency cost-share items, the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy said Monday.

LaRue County is one of 49 counties that will not have held or completed a sign-up period for the County Agricultural Investment Program prior to Nov.15, 2009.

Therefore, farmers in LaRue County may apply directly to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) for these energy stimulus incentives.

The energy stimulus incentive program will provide 25 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a federally qualified energy saving