America’s farmers depend on affordable, reliable energy to plant, harvest, and prepare their crops to transport to market. The pipelines our nation relies on helps reduce the cost of energy for these farmers so they can continue to focus on feeding America.
Once struggling in an increasingly globalized economy, many American agricultural communities have been revitalized in recent years by the fast-growing development of natural gas and the expansion of its accompanying pipeline infrastructure. Farmers near the Marcellus and Utica shales, for example, have benefited from leasing land for energy production, which has allowed them to reinvest in their farms and communities by buying new equipment, expanding their businesses and boosting their local economy.
In Colorado, many farmers have benefited from the oil and natural gas development in the Denver-Julesburg basin in the northeast part of the state. From the expansion of royalty payments and pipeline easements to the local availability of oil and natural gas, farmers and ranchers in Weld county have benefited from robust energy development.
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