Groups lament defunding of farm bill's energy programs

01/2/2013 |

The Agriculture Energy Coalition and other groups are disappointed that Congress stripped at the last minute from the "fiscal cliff" deal all mandatory funding for energy title programs under the farm bill. "The programs have lived, but they don't have money," said Lloyd Ritter, co-director of the coalition. "We've lost a major component, at least temporarily, to help continue to build out the domestic biofuels industry," he said.

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