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Agriculture Energy Assistance


New York farms can grow their operations and reap savings with investments in clean energy and energy efficiency. Reducing equipment and facility energy consumption also affords greater comfort and safety for employees and assets – all while improving a farm’s bottom line.

Financial support and technical assistance are available to help farms take stock of their energy use, implement energy-saving upgrades, and install clean energy technologies.

Agriculture Energy Programs

Energy Best Practices

Between irrigation, lighting, and heating and cooling systems, agriculture depends on energy. NYSERDA, EnSave, and Cornell Cooperative Extension have compiled tools and resources to help New York farms make informed energy decisions that will save money, boost productivity, and improve operations.

Learn More: Energy Best Practices for Agriculture

The Inflation Reduction Act is Expanding Clean Energy Access and Agriculture Investment

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the single largest investment in climate and energy in U.S. history. Over the next decade, the IRA is providing funding to help lower the cost of clean energy technologies and invest in climate-smart agriculture and conservation.

Farms may be eligible to use IRA tax credits for new electric vehicles, vehicle charging and fueling stations, solar PV systems, and energy efficiency improvements. IRA tax credits can often be combined with New York State incentives for additional cost savings.

IRA agriculture investments Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. provide opportunities for farms to access funding for climate change mitigation and conservation activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.