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USDA Announces Funding for Bioenergy Research

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BIOFUELS-The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to 14.5-million dollars that will be available through the 2014 Farm Bill for two USDA bioenergy programs. USDA’s Rural Development will be accepting applications for up to 12-million dollars in payments from companies looking to offset costs associated with converting fossil fuel systems to renewable biomass fuel systems. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will make 2.5-million dollars in grants available to enhance national energy security through the development of bio-based transportation fuels, biopower and new bio-based products. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says these investments will help create new products out of homegrown agriculture from this and future generations of American farmers and ranchers.

Source: NAFB News Service