(184.) See Biomass Crop Assistance Program
: Promoting the cultivation of biomass for bioenergy production, NAT'L SUSTAINABLE AGRIC.
In the winter of 2009 and 2010 the federal government instituted the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
(BCAP) through the Farm Services Agency (Federal Register 2009, 2010a).
The interplay of prices for oil, corn and beans, other inputs, the program's financial viability without Biomass Crop Assistance Program
(BCAP) payments, and alternate uses for crop residues are uncertainties that would need to be addressed.
* Qualified applicant: Producer of biofuels using eligible sugar as a feedstock Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the new initiative marks the second time the department is using its biomass crop assistance program
, and it may be the last because of budget cuts being considered by Congress for fiscal 2012.
Department of Agriculture, urging the prompt reconsideration of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
. It has been reported that OMB has already approved $514.5 million in subsidies to support the program and that the subsidies will be made available through March 10, 2010.
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has made the first matching payment under the new Biomass Crop Assistance Program
(BCAP) to Show Me Energy Cooperative of Missouri.
In addition to the EPA rule on renewable fuels, the president said that USDA has proposed a rule on a biomass crop assistance program
that would provide financing to increase the conversion of biomass to bioenergy.