Farm Bill ‘REAPs’ Benefits

The new Farm Bill provides $881 million for the Energy Title clean energy development programs over 10 years, benefitting small- and mid-sized farms and ranches, as well as rural small businesses.  The top-funded program is REAP – Rural Energy for America Program – which provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, rural small bus­­­inesses and rural electric co-ops for a broad range of more than 3,000 modern renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Farm Bill passed by the House provides $50 million annually in mandatory funding for the REAP program and allows for additional discretionary funding.  Learn more about the new Farm Bill Clean Energy Title.