9 August 2012

Furthering the bio-based economy

Washington view from Tom Vilsack

As drought continues across America, President Obama and I continue doing all we can to help farmers and ranchers. Last week, at the President’s direction, I convened a meeting of the White House Rural Council to ensure we’re doing all we can – and we’ll meet again to discuss drought in the coming days.

We’ll also continue to call on Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible, to give USDA more tools to help and to give more certainty to producers in this difficult time.

… Full Text: pryordailytimes.com/editorials/x1555256184/Furthering-the-bio-based-economy

Tags: homegrown crops, biofuel, “USDA Certified Biobased Product”, Obama Administration, Biorefinery Assistance Program, biorefineries, marine biofuels

Source: Pryor Daily Times, 2012-08-09.

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