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2002 Farm Bill Initiative: the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program

 TITLE VI. Rural Development:

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Section 9006 of the Farm Bill authorized creation of the Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. In March 2005, Secretary Johanns announced that grants were available under the program, which is administered by Rural Development's Business Programs. For Fiscal Year 2005, $22.8 million in grants is available for eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy improvements.

USDA has also established a pilot renewable energy project that will provide guaranteed loans to small businesses that generate energy production from cattle products.

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