The annual Agriculture appropriations bill that provides funding for all of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) except the Forest Service, plus the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and, in even-numbered fiscal years, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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Senate Committee on AppropriationsAgriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related AgenciesIntroducedJune 27th, 2013
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What is it?
The largest discretionary items comprising the $20.88 billion discretionary appropriation are as follows:
Domestic nutrition programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), receive $7.15 billion, up 3% from FY2013 post-sequestration levels.
FDA receives $2.56 billion of appropriated funding, up 7% from FY2013.
Agricultural research agencies total $2.64 billion, up 10% from FY2013.
Rural Development agencies receive $2.57 billion, up about 13% from FY2013.
Foreign aid and trade programs receive $1.84 billion, up about 8% form FY2013.
The Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency receive about $1.66 billion for salaries and expenses, and farm loans, up 6% from FY2013.
USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service receives $1.01 billion, up 3% from FY2013.
Conservation Operations and Watershed Rehabilitation programs receive $0.83 billion, up nearly 6% from FY2013.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service receives $0.82 billion, up 8% from FY2013.
The FY2014 appropriation also contains several policy directives that, among other things, limit USDA’s ability to regulate livestock and poultry marketing practices, and encourage a delay in implementing some country-of-origin labeling rules.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)