According to a Rabobank Farm & Ranch Survey, three out of every four U.S. farmers are aware of sustainable practices, and most have used direct seeding, minimized the use of chemicals or employed crop rotation. Cited as being necessary for long-term business success, Aitor Ezcurra, executive vice president and head of commercial banking for Rabobank, N.A., said, “For our farmers and ranchers in California, the use of alternative energy sources can be a matter of survival.  Energy and water resources are limited and costly, so the development and employment of sustainable energy sources in agriculture is a smart business practice as well as beneficial to the environment.”

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