House subcommittee kills BCAP, REAP funding

May 26, 2011 |

In Washington, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies has voted to eliminate funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). The programs are the mechanism by which the USDA has been stimulating the production of dedicated energy crops for biofuels, as well as expend market access for ethanol via blender pumps.

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