Rice Straw Management - Tax Credits and Grants

This page last reviewed June 16, 2008

This page provides information on several programs established to promote the off-field usage of rice straw.

Rice Straw Utilization Tax Credit Program

This program is also administered by CDFA. Established in 1996 by S.B. 38, this provides a tax credit in the amount of $15 for each ton of California-grown rice straw purchased. Information and application material may be obtained by contacting:

Department of Food and Agriculture
Contracts Office
1220 N Street, Room 115
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0808


Agricultural Biomass Utilization Account

This program is administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Established in July 2001 by A.B. 2514, this grant program provides funds of up to $20 per ton of rice straw used. The application process is closed for 2001.

Information and application material may be obtained by contacting:

Department of Food and Agriculture
Contracts Office
1220 N Street, Room 115
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-0808


Agricultural Biomass-to-Energy Incentive Grant Program

This program provides incentive payments of $10 per ton of qualified agricultural biomass to facilities that convert the biomass to energy. The California Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency administers the program. This is not restricted to rice straw.

 

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