CCC Bioenergy funding cut down to $50 million

By | August 01, 2002
Although the recently signed farm bill authorized $150 million a year for the CCC Bioenergy Program, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved just $50 million in the appropriations bill that followed. Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) led the effort that opposed full funding. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will attempt to restore full funding to the bill before it goes to the floor of the Senate for a final vote.