S.1403 - Farm-to-Fuel Investment Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 05/15/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||05/15/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1403 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/15/2007)
Farm-to-Fuel Investment Act of 2007 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to designate as bioenergy cropsheds areas that are physically located within a 50-mile radius, or some other economically-practicable distance, from an existing or planned biorefinery.
States that each designated bioenergy cropshed shall include local conservation objectives, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil quality, and air quality.
Directs the Secretary, through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, to offer to enter into contracts with producers on a farm in a bioenergy cropshed to provide bioenergy crop transition assistance to encourage the producers to produce bioenergy crops.