Iraq Bill Includes Disaster Aid

Randall Weiseman General

The Iraq war bill passed by a close vote in the House last week includes four billion dollars for the long sought disaster assistance for agriculture.

The latest disaster package includes about $3.7 billion for disasters in 05,06 and 07, $250 million to extend the MILC program, and $70 million for the peanut storage program…and $25 million for spinach growers affected by last year’s e-coli outbreak.

The bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate and the threat of a presidential veto.

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