miscanthus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en USDA to pay Mo. farmers to plant biomass energy crops http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/usda-pay-mo-farmers-plant-biomass-energy-crops <p>The <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">USDA</a> has chosen two new areas in Missouri to participate in a <a href="http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&amp;subject=ener&amp;topic=bcap">program</a> promoting biomass energy crops.</p><p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the program will pay farmers to plant giant miscanthus, a perennial grass that can be used for energy production.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:06:15 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 1442 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org USDA to pay Mo. farmers to plant biomass energy crops