Hybrid poplar trees in new biofuel plans

WASHINGTON -- Growing hybrid poplar trees in Oregon is among four new initiatives of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)..
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USDA Releases Plan to Promote Agroforestry

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today unveiled a plan that will help farmers, ranchers and woodland owners enhance productivity, profitability and environmental stewardship by using the practice of agroforestry.
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Feds Funding Budget for Biomass Research

To support President Obama's goal of reducing America's oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today jointly announced up to $30 million over three to four years that will support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products.
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