Sabina receives federal grant

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Sabina receives federal grant

Urbana Daily Citizen – An Urbana business is among 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to be awarded “resources to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures,” according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc., 700 Miami St., was awarded $17,534 to develop energy-efficiency operations, the release states.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program helps to increase the production and use of renewable energy sources to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy sources.

“Agriculture and energy innovation are critical to Ohio’s long-term economic development,” Brown said. “Growing Ohio’s clean energy economy in small towns and rural areas like Urbana helps to create jobs while reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Developing clean energy will put Ohio communities at the forefront of the innovation and energy independence that America needs to out-compete the rest of the world.”

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