The 2014 Farm Bill: Bioenergy Provisions and Issues

Wilmer Combs (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: TEC003000



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This book focuses on those policies contained in the 2014 farm bill that support agriculture-based renewable energy, especially biofuels. The introductory sections of this book briefly describe how USDA bioenergy policies evolved and how they fit into the larger context of U.S. biofuels policy. Then, each of the bioenergy provisions of the 2014 farm bill are defined in terms of their function, goals, administration, funding, and implementation status.

The book describes agriculture-based biofuels and the evolution of the U.S. biofuels sector with a focus on the role that federal policy has played in shaping its development. It highlights emerging issues that are critical to the biofuels sector and of relevance to Congress. Furthermore, this book provides a description of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program’s main components—annual and establishment payments, matching payments, and project areas—as outlined in USDA’s final rule, along with a discussion of program funding and implementation issues. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - What Is the Farm Bill? (pp. 1-18)
Renée Johnson and Jim Monke

Chapter 2 - Energy Provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79) (pp. 19-68)
Randy Schnepf

Chapter 3 - Agriculture-Based Biofuels: Overview and Emerging Issues (pp. 69-122)
Randy Schnepf

Chapter 4 - Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP): Status and Issues (pp. 123-150)
Randy Schnepf


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