Posted:  July 26, 2013

The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 29, 2013.  The USDA official announcement about the FFP final rule is available here.

Established under the 2008 Farm Bill, the FFP allows for the purchase of excess sugar for bioenergy production in order to avoid forfeiture of sugar that is pledged for collateral by processors who obtain certain commodity loans from the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation.  For more information and background on the FFP and other renewable energy programs visit, click here (link takes you to Congressional Research Service Report published on National Agricultural Law Center website).

This April 7, 2013 item from THE HILL’S RegWatch blog also provides helpful background information on the evolution of the FFP.