Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the farm bill conference report provides the necessary incentives to continue to develop fuels from the farm. He’s pleased that the measure establishes 881-million dollars in mandatory funding for the Energy Title. He says his will allow critical programs like the Biorefinery Assistance Program, Rural Energy for America Program and Biomass Crop Assistance Program to continue providing the funding necessary for rural America to develop new methods and feedstocks for producing energy from America’s heartland. Buis says the bottom line is that the legislation helps create jobs in rural America and advances first and next generation biofuel production that will help improve the environment and reduce our addiction to foreign oil.
Buis is hopeful the House and Senate will pass the legislation without hesitation soon – and the President signs it into law – finally providing rural America with the certainty and federal agriculture policy it deserves.