BIO, member companies urge Congress to Pass Five-Year Farm Bill, maintain crucial language for renewable chemicals

September 30, 2013 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, along with fifty renewable chemical companies and associated trade organizations wrote to the chairpersons and ranking members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, urging passage of a five-year Farm Bill that includes the Senate’s language on the Energy Title. The letter reads in part:

“As leading domestic biomanufacturing businesses and supporting organizations, we urge you to support strong rural energy and biobased economy policies in the Farm Bill conference report. In particular, we ask that you include in the conference report Title IX of the Senate-passed Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, S. 954, which reauthorizes rural energy and biobased economy programs through 2018, provides $900 million in mandatory funding for core Title IX programs, and makes key policy improvements that will allow the renewable chemical and biobased products sectors to continue on its trajectory of growth.”

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