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NCGA APPLAUDS USDA BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR NEW USE COMMERCIALIZATION BIOFUELS

 NCGA APPLAUDS USDA BUDGET PROPOSALS
 FOR NEW USE COMMERCIALIZATION BIOFUELS
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bush administration proposals to promote new uses of corn in fiscal 1993 are "significant, valuable steps to increase corn farmers' profitability," National Corn Growers Association President Tim Trotter said today.
 "We applaud the President and Agriculture Secretary Ed Madigan for their vision in recommending increased funding for research and commercialization of new uses for corn and other agricultural products," Trotter, a Coal City, Ill., farmer said.
 In the Department of Agriculture's fiscal 1993 budget unveiled here this week, the administration proposed spending $10 million for programs authorized by the Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization (AARC) subtitle of the 1990 farm act, up from $4.5 million this fiscal year.
 Some $14.7 million to promote production of biofuels, including ethanol, from corn and other feedstocks, was proposed by the administration. That is an increase from the $5.5 million in biofuels program spending in fiscal 1992.
 Also included in USDA's budget was an increase, to $10 million from this year's $6.8 million, in support for the Water Quality Incentives Program -- an effort to promote the voluntary use of farming practices designed to protect water resources. In all, USDA proposes spending $200 million for water quality programs.
 "These budget proposals show a true concern on the part of the executive branch for the economic well being of farmers and dedication to a clean environment," Trotter said.
 "This is only a first step, however," he added. "We now urge Congress to follow through with adequate funding in fiscal 1993 and encourage the administration to continue these truly progressive policies in future years."
 Trotter also asked Congress to reject an administration proposal to place a new means test on farm program eligibility. "The House and Senate have already addressed this issue, soundly defeating new payment limitations in the 1990 farm act debate and rejecting the off- farm income cap proposed in last year's budget. We are hopeful Congress will take the same stand this year," Trotter said.
 NCGA is a national commodity organization with more than 25,000 members in 45 states and 23 state corn grower affiliates.
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