2018 Farm Bill would extend rural development grants, allocate $50 million annually to advanced biofuels

The House Committee on Agriculture recently released H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, which has the potential to affect organic waste policy in multiple areas. 

The bill changes funding levels for some grants related to waste management programs in rural areas. It also appropriates funding for biorefining projects, and extends technical assistance programs for rural waste management programs by adding that such programs should "identify options to enhance long term sustainability of rural water and waste systems."

By Cody Boteler, Waste Dive.