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Important Updates by the United States Department of Agriculture
On
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Dairy Industry Memorandum of
Understanding

Today, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Login Details:

Participant Dial in #:   (877) 705-1061
Conference ID #:        72872577

Speakers:

  *   Todd Campbell, Energy Policy Advisor, USDA, Rural Development

  *   Kelley Oehler, USDA, Branch Chief Energy Division

  *   Moderator: Jerry Bingold, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

  *   In cooperation with American Biogas Council
Please join us for an industry update and Q&A session on:

Current USDA funding opportunities through the Rural Energy for America
Program:
1)      Application deadline extended to May 31, 2013
2)      Increase in funding availability

March 29, 2013 Notice of Funding Availability.
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Notice to extend application window.
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Recent MOU signed by USDA Secretary Vilsack and Tom Gallagher, CEO, Innovation Center calling for the following:
1)      A “roadmap for biogas” patterned after USDA’s national biofuels roadmap
2)      Accelerate and streamline the process for adopting anaerobic digesters and other innovative manure management technologies by U.S. dairy farm operators through various USDA programs

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