Kenai conservation group expanding agricultural equipment rental program

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KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District is expanding a program that rents out agricultural equipment to small-scale farmers and other community members at affordable rates.

The Peninsula Clarion reports the district purchased a potato digger, a potato washer and a potato planter with assistance grants from three organizations.

Small-scale farmers can rent the equipment for $25 a day, plus a donation of 25 pounds of potatoes to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.