Tag: Farm Bill

$956B Farm Bill signed, $881M in mandatory funding for energy

$956B Farm Bill signed, $881M in mandatory funding for energy

February 10, 2014 |

In Washington, the $956 billion Farm Bill was signed into law last week at Michigan State University. The Title 9 energy programs received $881 million in mandatory funding, provides incentives for biochemicals and biobased product manufacturing for the first time, includes pellets in the definition of forest products, provides for a tiered application process to […]

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US Senate approves Farm Bill – heads to Obama for OK

US Senate approves Farm Bill – heads to Obama for OK

February 5, 2014 |

Following House passage, the five-year Farm Bill and its Energy Title head to the White House for assent. In Washington, the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill coauthored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The bill represents rare bipartisan agreement on legislation […]

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Farm Bill removes subsidies for rural blending pumps

Farm Bill removes subsidies for rural blending pumps

February 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the Farm Bill contained a provision removing subsidies for biofuel blending pumps in rural areas. This provision, another in a series of struggles for ethanol industry beginning with the EPA rollbacks in November, represents a blow to the executive branch, which had aimed to help gasoline station owners install 10,000 blender pumps over […]

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Farm Bill advances towards passage

Farm Bill advances towards passage

January 28, 2014 |

A reduced but still robust $881 million Energy Title is one of the highlights, as the Farm Bill emerges from a House-Senate conference and is set for passage. What’s in it? The Digest has a complete guide. In Washington, the US Senate and House of Representatives, in a joint conference report, reached a compromise that […]

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Still no Farm Bill, hopes for this year begin to dwindle

Still no Farm Bill, hopes for this year begin to dwindle

November 25, 2013 |

In Washington, the Agriculture Committee has still not reached an agreement on a new farm bill after House Chair Frank Lucas, House Ranking Member Collin Peterson, Senate Chair Debbie Stabenow, and Senate Ranking Member Thad Cochran met several times last week without reaching a compromise. Stabenow and Lucas had both stated that it was important […]

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Farm Bill unlikely this month, despite deadline

Farm Bill unlikely this month, despite deadline

November 18, 2013 |

In Washington, the Farm Bill is unlikely to come to the floor by the conference leaders’ deadline at the end of November according to commends from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA). The Congressman stated that “I don’t know if we will get it before thanksgiving but I think we will get one.” The nutrition title remains […]

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US farm bill talks start well, says American Farm Bureau chief

US farm bill talks start well, says American Farm Bureau chief

November 3, 2013 |

In Washington, Don Marino of the Louisiana Agri-Radio network reports: “American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says the first formal conference committee talks on the farm bill has renewed his group’s optimism that we are nearing the end of a three-plus year trek. Stallman notes Farm Bureau has two overarching goals with the conference. […]

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“FarmBill talks begin today. ABFA supports energy title provisions that will foster production for advanced biofuels.”

“FarmBill talks begin today. ABFA supports energy title provisions that will foster production for advanced biofuels.”

October 30, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: PaulAtAlgenol We’re closer than you think! RT @bryanrwalsh The long road to next-generation #biofuels: BetterFuels #FarmBill talks begin today. ABFA supports energy title provisions that will foster production for advanced #biofuels algae For #RFS2 @EPA has approved Four companies’ #algae “Pathway Assessments” @VieselFuel Endicott Biofuels Global Energy Resources @TritonEnergy

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Farm Bill supporter sign-on letter: deadline is 10/29

Farm Bill supporter sign-on letter: deadline is 10/29

October 28, 2013 |

In Washington, 25×25 is distributing a sign-on letter to Senators Stabenow and Cochran and Representatives Lucas and Peterson urging them to recognize the significant benefits of agricultural energy technologies and the need to pass a new Farm Bill as soon as possible. 25x’25 Alliance is working with other partners devoted to farm, ranch, and forest-based […]

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For Farm Bill Clean Energy Programs, Mandatory Funding Is Crucial

For Farm Bill Clean Energy Programs, Mandatory Funding Is Crucial

July 23, 2013 |

By Lloyd Ritter and Ryan Stroschein, Agriculture Energy Coalition Now that both the U.S. House and Senate are moving toward a conference on the Farm Bill, it’s time to emphasize to both chambers the need for robust mandatory funding for energy title programs. These programs unlock significant private investment capital for renewable energy and energy […]

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