Renewable Energy Programs and the Farm Bill: Status and Issues
The primary energy-related issue for the next farm bill is the expiration at the end of FY2012 and lack of baseline funding going forward for all major energy-related provisions of Title IX. In addition, the appearance of substantial redundancy across renewable energy programs at USDA and DOE, the slow development of the U.S. cellulosic biofuels sector, and continued concerns about spillover effects of corn use for ethanol production are issues that are likely to emerge during the next farm bill debate. This report focuses both on those policies contained in the 2008 farm bill that support agriculturebased renewable energy, especially biofuels, and on the outlook for bioenergy programs in the next farm bill.
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