|Media Advisory No. 5007.11
USDA Office of Communications
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Give Update on Renewable Energy Development Efforts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will hold a media call to discuss progress being made in the effort to develop new renewable energy sources.
The Secretary will announce the funding of new biorefinery projects under the 2008 Farm Bill’s Biorefinery Assistance Program (Section 9003) and will announce that USDA has provided funding to recipients in 33 states to support the production and usage of advanced biofuels. Additionally, the Secretary will announce the selection of funding recipients under the Rural Energy for America Program and he will discuss the status of final energy program rules.
||TODAY, January 20, 2011|
1:45 p.m. EST
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will discuss progress in the effort to develop renewable energy sources.
PRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT ACCESS:
Dial in number: 800-857-5233
Trouble number – 202-720-8560
All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
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