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House Passes Omnibus Spending Measure Including Ag Research Funding

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:25:34 CST

House Passes Omnibus Spending Measure Including Ag Research Funding
The House passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill on Wednesday, on a 359-67 vote, that would fund the federal government for the rest of the 2014 fiscal year. The bill, introduced by House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), establishes discretionary spending at $1.012 trillion as well as an additional $98 billion for defense and disaster relief. The Senate is currently debating the measure, which includes all 12 of the annual appropriations bills and must be passed before Sunday to avoid a government shutdown. This bill also meets the spending cap set by the December budget deal negotiated by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.). The Omnibus bill provides $20.9 billion in discretionary funding for agriculture programs which is $350 million above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.


The bill provides $2.6 billion for agriculture research programs, including the Agricultural Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This includes $316 million for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, a competitive agricultural research grant program supporting research to help stop and mitigate devastating crop diseases and improve food safety and water quality, placing priority on drought, invasive species, and herbicide resistance issues. It also provides $826 million for the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners conserve and protect their land.


For a full summary of the agriculture appropriations spending click here.



   

 

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