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2014 New Farm Bill: What it Means for Energy & The Environment? (EGY540E)

Presented By : Dr. Laurie Ristino
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
  •  Wed, May 21, 2014
Event Description
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Learn the Pros, the Cons and the In-Betweens of the 2014 Farm Bill

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.  

Session Highlights:

  • This program will dispel complexity surrounding the farm bill and provide participants with resources to negotiate its programs
  • Why the farm bill is a key source of funds for private individuals and organizations in the areas of environment and energy
  • This session reveals specific programs that fund both energy and environmental initiatives for private individuals and organizations
  • Key changes in the new farm bill for energy and conservation funding helping applicants  avoid pitfalls
  • Information to help individuals access such funding and understand funding availability
  • Get the tools and know-how necessary to both understand funding availability and access funding
  • Understand how the laws, regulations and policies fit together and how to navigate the federal process
  • Plus, benefit from links to federal programs and sample application documents.

Who Should Attend:

  • Program managers for environmental organization
  • Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers
  • State and local government officials
  • Landowners
  • Bioenergy Producers
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Laurie Ristino, Green Technology ExpertDr. 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

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