FY 2007 Agriculture Budget
The budget continues to support efforts to provide tools that help producers
manage the impacts of high energy costs, the development of renewable energy
resources and new energy-efficient technology, as part of the comprehensive
energy strategy announced by Johanns in December 2005.
For 2007, USDA’s core investment in energy-related projects
increases to $85 million from $67 million in 2006. This
funding includes resources to support renewable energy research
and demonstration projects and additional efforts to support
energy development and transmission across public lands. In addition,
the budget provides in excess of $250 million each year in fiscal
years 2006 and 2007 for renewable energy and energy efficiency
projects through Rural Development’s loan and grants programs."
the full text of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns’ budget
announcement, click here.