Program designed to reduce stray voltage

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Wisconsin producers can now get financial help to solve stray voltage problems.

In an effort to solve stray voltage problems on the state’s dairy farms, several utilities in Wisconsin are offering up to $8 million in cash grants and loan packages. 

As part of the “Safety First” program, farms can apply for grants of up to $4,000 from the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association and loans of up to $16,000 from their local electric cooperative. Producers will have up to five years to repay the loans at a 5 percent interest rate        

Dairies can use the money to upgrade their electrical wiring, using the services of qualified electricians. A special training program has been set up for electricians who want to participate in the program.

Interested dairy producers should contact their local electric cooperative to start the application process.



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