Join the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) on Wednesday, May 24 from 2-3:30 pm EDT at the Russell Senate Office Building 2 (Room: SR 385) or via livecast for a briefing on Farm Bill policies and programs that help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and rural communities drive down greenhouse gas emissions, generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
Rural communities face numerous challenges such as high energy costs, low investments in climate-resilient infrastructure, and increasingly severe weather. The Farm Bill plays an important role in helping rural America develop strong economies and build climate resilience and mitigation.
During “Unlocking Rural Economies: Farm Bill Investments in Rural America,” panelists will discuss how Congress can bolster key programs in the rural development and energy titles of the Farm Bill, such as the Rural Energy Savings Program, Rural Energy for America Program, and water and wastewater technical assistance programs. These provisions help rural communities improve energy efficiency, access electrification retrofits, upgrade water systems and build out broadband capabilities.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Rep. James Clyburn
Director of Government Relations
Chief Executive Officer
Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Chief External Affairs and Policy Officer