The Michigan Milk Producers Association has partnered with Michigan State University to make farm energy audits available to its members. These audits help farmers develop a comprehensive energy plan that pinpoints areas for reducing energy costs and energy use. Energy audits conducted on 106 Michigan dairy farms between 2010 and 2013 showed a potential energy efficiency savings of 49 percent. That works out to about $8,200 in potential savings annually per farm.

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