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Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Following Farm Bill Hearing on Renewable Energy Opportunities in Rural America

WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement after today's Farm Bill Hearing on Renewable Energy Opportunities in Rural America: 

“I would like to thank both panels of witnesses for their testimony today and their input on these important farm bill programs.  Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small provided important updates on USDA’s efforts to implement 2018 Farm Bill programs and resources necessary for USDA to partner with rural communities and invest in resilient and efficient energy infrastructure,” said Chairman David Scott.

Our stakeholder panel gave some additional perspective on how farm bill programs can help rural communities transition to renewable energy in a way that makes economic sense for their communities,

“I am confident that as we look to the 2023 Farm Bill, energy and particularly renewable energy will be integral in our efforts to mitigate climate change while bringing new opportunities and revenue streams to rural America, Chairman David Scott added.

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