Washington, D.C., February 4, 2014 - Today, Michael Brower, ACORE President and CEO, released the following statement on the passage of The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R, 2642) also known as the “2014 Farm Bill.”
“ACORE salutes Congress for coming together and passing the 2014 Farm Bill. It is the right thing to do for America and our country’s farm and forestry communities,” explained Brower earlier today. “ACORE commends Congress for finding a way to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill that leaves crucial components of the Farm Bill intact while continuing to fund important renewable energy programs and recognizing the importance of water conservation. Programs such as Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), Biorefinery Assistance, Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), Biomass Research and Development, and other programs under Title IX have been and will continue to be important for farmers and small businesses working in the renewable fuels industry or looking to upgrade their facilities with clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy. We applaud Congress for continuing these important programs supporting America’s farm, forestry, and renewable fuels communities.”
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.