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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:55 AM CDT

Beth Butters, office manager for Burco Farms, near Independence, Iowa, still remembers the day about five years ago when she opened the farm's monthly electric bill following a particularly wet harvest. Grain dryers had been running hard 24/7 for a month. She nearly went into shock when she saw a $15,000 electric bill. She took it to her boss, farm owner Darin Burco, and said, "We have to do something about this."

Burco and Butters decided to look into wind-generated power. They experienced fits and starts as they moved toward an operational system. ...

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