USDA's senior energy advisor explains BCAP after cliff deal

Wood Energy January 04, 2013|Print

Released January 3, 2013

by Luke Geiver

The Biomass Crop Assistance Program may have been extended through 2013 with the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, but the program’s usefulness in the coming year is still uncertain. Although the fiscal cliff package included a nine-month extension of the current Farm Bill, funding for several of the programs contained in the Energy Title was stripped out of the bill shortly before passage.

Todd Atkinson, senior energy advisor for the USDA Undersecretary of Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, said however, that BCAP’s continuation affirms USDA’s successful implementation of the program.

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