There’s a new energy efficiency grant for farmers.
The Maryland Energy Administration says its new program would cover up to 75 percent of the cost associated with such items ranging from insulation and ventilation to irrigation.
The new grant is named in honor of Kathleen Mathias, the late wife of State Senator Jim Mathias, who worked many years for the town of Ocean City.
To qualify farmers and agricultural businesses must increase energy savings by 15 percent.
The program is being funding by the US Department of energy which is providing $1 million to the state of Maryland for the grants.