USDA has many programs to assist farmers, rural residents, and the nation to respond to energy-related issues and opportunities. These range from basic scientific research to the development and commercialization of new technologies. From more efficient farming techniques, wind farms, and ethanol plants to biochemical and genomics research, USDA is deeply involved in and committed to the nation's quest for energy security.
USDA's energy related programs are large in scope, and extends among many USDA agencies and mission areas. To help you navigate the maze, USDA has developed this web site matrix. If you are searching for alternative and affordable energy solutions, funding for projects, available programs and program information, or research and development – the matrix is here to assist you. The Energy Matrix is USDA's one-stop-shopping matrix serving the public, private businesses and the government.