House Appropriations Committee Approves 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by NADO Admin

On June 13, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved its FY2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which now heads to the House floor for consideration. The bill funds important USDA agricultural programs and services, including rural development programs.

The bill totals $19.5 billion in discretionary funding for FY2014, which is $1.3 billion below the FY2013 enacted level and equal to current sequestration spending levels. The bill is $516 million below the President’s FY2014 budget request and proposes $871 million for Rural Development programs for next year, level with funding from FY2013.

The House bill does not provide funding for the President’s proposed $55 million for the Rural Business and Cooperative Grants Program, but increases funding for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program for FY2014. Click here to view NADO’s complete funding chart. Click here (http://appropriations NULL.house NULL.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-113hr-sc-ap-fy2014-agriculture-subcommitteedraft NULL.pdf) to view the full legislative text. Click here (http://appropriations NULL.house NULL.gov/uploadedfiles/hrpt-113-hr-2014-agriculture NULL.pdf) to view the committee report.

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