HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency Bill Wehry said that CQ Fire Makers, LLC biomass conversion facility is now qualified under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
Eligible material owners may be eligible for matching payments for delivery of eligible material to CQ Fire Makers, LLC.
The contact information for this facility is listed on Farm Service Agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program Web site at www.fsa.usda.gov/energy.
Owners of eligible material in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lebanon, Lycoming and Somerset counties in Pennsylvania may contact their nearest Farm Service Agency county office to begin applying for collection, harvest, storage and transportation matching payments.
The collection, harvest, storage and transportation matching payments are paid at a rate of $1 for $1 per dry-ton equivalent received from a qualified biomass conversion facility, not to exceed $45 per dry-ton equivalent.
An eligible material owner is able to receive payments for a period of two years.
The purpose of the matching payments is to assist biomass producers with the collection, harvest, storage and transportation cost of delivering biomass to a qualified biomass conversion facility.
Eligible material owners or producers, who market eligible material to a qualified biomass conversion facility, must apply for the collection, harvest, storage and transportation matching payment program at their nearest Farm Service Agency county office before the eligible material is delivered.
Eligible material owners must provide an agreement with the qualified biomass conversion facility as part of an application for a collection, harvest, storage and transportation matching payment.
After the product is delivered, a producer must provide Farm Service Agency with documentation of product quantity, quality and payment rate.
County offices will validate payment requests with information provided under the terms of the agreement with the qualified biomass conversion facilities.
Bakery Feeds-Honey Brook Plant is also now qualified under the program, and owners of eligible material in Chester County, Pa., may contact their nearest Farm Service Agency county office to begin applying for collection, harvest, storage and transportation matching payments.
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