Many Oregon farmers are taking advantage of federal dollars available to switch to green energy. Don Hollis, is the Renewable Energy Coordinator for Oregon. He says farmers are ready to make the investment. “They see that doing nothing is not the answer. The answer is doing something. They’re putting PB system to run irrigation, operate wells to water livestock and looking at other alternative energy such as wind and geothermal to offset energy cost.” The Rural Energy for American Program, known as REAP, makes federal funds available to farmers who apply to make the switch to renewable energy.