Senators Introduce Ambitious Energy Title to Increase Renewables, Jobs in Rural America
On September 7, Senators Franken (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL) and Baldwin (D-WI), introduced the “Agriculture Energy Programs Reauthorization Act of 2017” (S.1776), more commonly known as the Energy Title. The Energy Title, Title IX of the Farm Bill, represents less than 1 percent of Farm Bill spending but has an outsized impact on renewable energy and fuels and biobased product development and use in rural America. S.1776 seeks to reauthorize the title, return funding to 2008 Farm Bill levels, and broadens the focus of the biobased programs beyond biofuels, to the production of high value biobased chemicals and products.
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