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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 11, 2014 04:34 PM CST

It's no longer called burning wood. It's called 'utilizing a biopreferred renewable resource' that is eligible for federal government buying preferences.

Rural renewable energy programs under the Agricultural Act of 2014 had the potential to dwindle with just $84 million in mandatory spending through 2018. Also, the House version of the farm bill didn't boost mandatory spending for any energy programs.

The final legislation, however, injects significant spending increase to several programs through the 2018 fiscal year. Renewable energy programs are expected now to cost $625 million over the five-year life of the legislation. That translates into a $541 million ...

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