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House GOP moves to slash USDA funding, restrict CCC

House GOP appropriators proposed Wednesday to slash fiscal 2024 funding for USDA by one-third, in part by eliminating some climate-related funding, restricting Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s use of the Commodity Credit Corp. spending authority and expanding work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


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IRA incentives could fuel methane digester growth

Tax credits and funding boosts for on-farm energy programs through the Inflation Reduction Act could incentivize more farmers to install anaerobic digestion systems on their farms, a major part of the Biden Administration’s plan for reducing methane emissions.
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Solar projects dominate funding from key USDA energy program

An Agriculture Department program that is set to play a big role in the Biden administration's efforts to deploy renewable energy and increase energy efficiency on farms and in rural areas has been steering the bulk of its funding into solar projects, but USDA officials will be looking to diversify technologies somewhat with a historic infusion of new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act
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