Tag: BCAP

Four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas

Four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas

June 17, 2011 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas to promote the cultivation of crops that can be processed into renewable energy. Acreage in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania will be designated to grow giant miscanthus, a sterile hybrid warm-season grass that can be converted into energy to be […]

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House subcommittee kills BCAP, REAP funding

House subcommittee kills BCAP, REAP funding

[ 1 ] 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 […]

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NWF says it's the wrong time to slash Biomass Crop Assistance Program

NWF says it's the wrong time to slash Biomass Crop Assistance Program

[ 0 ] May 25, 2011 |

In Washington, the Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations is proposing to slash over a billion dollars from Farm Bill conservation and renewable energy programs. “These radical cuts could not come at a worse time,” said Aviva Glaser, agriculture policy coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.  “With increased pressures on working lands to […]

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Washington Notes: BCAP grants; Son of VEETC; EPA-DOE merger?

Washington Notes: BCAP grants; Son of VEETC; EPA-DOE merger?

[ 3 ] May 9, 2011 |

In Washington, the USDA announced that it will award $15 million to the Show Me Energy cooperative in Missouri, in a grant aimed to foster development of switchgrass and other perennial energy crops as biofuels feedstocks. 20,000 acres will be planted in 38 counties across Missouri and Kansas in the initial phase of the program, […]

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Is BCAP on the chopping block?

Is BCAP on the chopping block?

[ 1 ] January 28, 2011 |

In Washington, sources indicate that “the interim final rule is at the printer for the federal register” with respect to Section 9003 (Farm Bill) loan guarantees from the USDA, indicating that the new round should be out imminently. The Section 9003 is expected to have funds covering up to $1 billion in new bioenergy loans. […]

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