Factsheet: BCAP


Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Agricultural Act of 2014: SEC. 9010. Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) section 9010 amends section 9011 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 by eliminating collection, harvest, storage, and transportation (`CHST') payments and reauthorizing the program with discretionary funding at $75,000,000 per fiscal year through 2018. This section also adds `existing project areas that have received funding' to the factors the Secretary shall consider when selecting project areas. This Agricultural Act reauthorizes BCAP with an annual mandatory funding level of $25 million for three types of assistance: • Establishment payments for 50 percent of the cost of establishing a new, perennial energy crop. • Maintenance payments (annual payments) for the crop as it matures until harvest, up to five years for herbaceous crops or up to 15 years for woody crops. • Retrieval payments (matching payments) for mitigating the cost of harvesting and transporting agriculture or forest residues (that are not otherwise economically retrievable) to the end-use facility.
Support harvest of biomass crops and residues

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Responsible Authority: 
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture


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