USDA will accept applications for the next round of Biomass Crop Assistance Program Project Areas until April 23, 2012. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson points out that – BCAP provides incentives to farmers and forest landowners to grow non-food crops to be processed into biofuels. These are crops that can grow where other crops cannot.
This program provides farmers with new opportunities to diversify into more markets. But, because most energy crops are perennial and take time to mature before harvest, BCAP is designed so that sufficient quantities of feedstock will be available to meet future demand.
The BCAP Project Areas where these crops are grown will be selected from proposals producers or biomass facilities submit to FSA. Information about submitting a proposal can be found on thewww.grants.gov website.
Courtesy: NAFB News