The 2014 Farm Bill introduced a number of changes to both Title II Conservation and Title IX Energy. The bill cuts Title II funding by $4 billion over the next 10 years, with an additional $2 billion expected to be cut as part of the sequestration process.
Despite these cuts, there were some positive changes including making wetland and grassland easement funding permanent and allowing unused funding to roll over to the next year rather than be sent back to the Treasury.
Title IX Energy fared better in the 2014 Farm Bill. $879 million in additional funding was appropriated for Title IX programs over the next 10 years, with much of it focused on renewable energy.
During this one-hour webinar, Laurie Ristino will present both the opportunities and challenges introduced by the 2014 Farm Bill on environmental conservation and renewable energy funding.
Join us for an overview of each Title II program available to private landowners, including the popular Conservation Reserve Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the new Agriculture Conservation Easement Program.
She’ll also explore Title IX Energy programs including the Biobase and Markets Program, funding for biomass research and development, and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), as well as changes in those authorizations.
Who Should Attend:
Dr. Laurie Ristino
Professor Laurie Ristino joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2013. She is the first director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and an associate professor of law. As director, she is responsible for CAFS vision and direction, including curriculum development, teaching, outreach, and advocacy. Pr... More info