"Obama Administration Renews Aviation Biofuel Program"

"The Obama administration on Monday renewed an interagency agreement that backs the development of biofuels for the aviation industry and reiterated its support for embattled federal renewable fuel targets."

"U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed a pact extending a program that has worked with the private sector and rural communities to create an alternative to fossil fuels for aviation.

'We want to re-affirm the importance of this particular industry in this administration,' Vilsack told reporters at an industry conference in Washington.

The 'Farm to Fly' program aims to support annual production of 1 billion gallons of aviation biofuels by 2018."

Ayesha Rascoe reports for Reuters April 15, 2013.

Source: Reuters, 04/17/2013