Farm to Fly legislation increases support for sustainable aviation fuel

New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel with USDA resources.

House Ag Committee member and Ohio Republican Max Miller introduced the legislation.  He tells Brownfield the Farm to Fly Act would give sustainable aviation fuels access to USDA bio-energy programs.

“It’s just affirming a common definition—Sustainable Aviation Fuels as we’re calling in Farm to Fly, through the adoption of the GREET standard by USDA to optimize agricultural crops role in aviation biofuels,” he says.  

Supporters say the bill will increase domestic energy security, create new markets for farmers, and provide a new energy resource for the aviation sector.

The legislation was co-sponsored by Representatives Mike Flood of Nebraska, Angie Craig and Brad Finstad of Minnesota, Nikki Budzinski of Illinois, Ashley Hinson and Randy Feenstra of Iowa, and Jasmine Crockett of Texas. 

The bill has widespread support from state and national agricultural groups as well as several airlines and associations.

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