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Convert Diesel Pumps to Electricity

Source: Food and Farm News
July 06, 2005

Farmers have a new incentive to convert their irrigation pumps to electricity from diesel power. The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a program that offers lower electric rates to farmers who convert their pumps. A California Farm Bureau spokeswoman says the new rates could be a significant help to farmers who make the switch. Air quality regulators have enacted stricter rules governing use of diesel engines for pumps and other equipment.