Last week, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee put together its budget and what the subcommittee is looking at does not align with the budget proposal for agriculture from President Trump. The subcommittee’s bill totals $20 billion in discretionary funding, which is $876 million lower than the fiscal year 2017 enacted level and $4.64 billion above the president’s budget request. The president’s request cuts USDA funding by 21 percent, zeroing out many programs. The $145 billion House subcommittee bill cuts spending for USDA and the Food and Drug Administration by just 5 percent from current levels. Ag Appropriations Chair Robert Aderholt, from Alabama, had this to say about the subcommittee’s budget.
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