Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is announcing the availability of $12.5 million in matching payments under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) for the collection, harvest, storage, and transport of eligible materials to qualified Biomass Conversion Facilities (BCFs) in fiscal year (FY) 2014. This notice confirms the requirements for BCFs to apply for qualification, and for eligible material owners to apply for BCAP matching payments.
Information Collection; Representation for CCC and FSA Loan and Authorization To File a Financing Statement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection. The form CCC-10, entitled ``Representations for Commodity Credit Corporation or Farm Service Agency Loans and Authorization To File a Financing Statement and Related Documents'' is used for CCC and FSA loan programs. The information collection is necessary to gather data regarding the applicant that is required on a financing statement, and to obtain the applicant's permission to file a financing statement prior to the execution of a security agreement.
Continuation of Conservation Reserve Program, Including Transition Incentives Program
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) extends the authorization of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), through September 30, 2018. This document announces to producers the continuation of CRP Continuous sign-up, with revised cropping history requirements as specified in the 2014 Farm Bill. This document also announces the opportunity for producers of certain CRP contracts to terminate the contract early (referred to as ``early- outs''). The 2014 Farm Bill also continues, with modifications, the CRP Transition Incentives Program (TIP). In this document FSA also announces an opportunity for participants to extend eligible CRP contracts currently scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014, for one additional year. CRP, including TIP, will continue to be implemented under the existing regulations, except as specified in this document; this document will be followed by amendments to the applicable regulations to implement changes required by the 2014 Farm Bill after the completion of the appropriate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis.