Farmers and Rural Businesses REAP Substantial Funding for Clean Energy 

The Rural Energy for America Program or REAP would receive $2.5 billion over 10 years with the additional appropriations made by the Congressional Agriculture Committee September 9 (sec.12005, p29+) as part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. REAP would receive $811 million for fiscal year 2022 through 2031, and another $272 million 2023 – 2027. This includes funding for renewable energy development in rural communities. The House Agriculture Committee voted September 13 to advance nearly $66 billion in spending including $18 billion in rural development containing the REAP funding. houseagFarmProgress, progressivefarmer