Eileen Yager used to raise beef cattle and turkeys on her farm in Richland but today her 112 acres sit idle.
Yager, 81, said the farm work became too physically demanding, but she
hopes a new renewable energy program will help bring in an income.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., held a news conference Thursday
afternoon on Yager’s farm to announce a $4.3 million federal grant that
would support farmers interested in growing willow shrubs for renewable