House Subcommittee Funding Bill For USDA Cuts Less Than Trump Budget Plan

House Subcommittee Funding Bill for USDA Cuts Less Than Trump Budget Plan

Agriculture isn’t likely to see the kind of federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration if the discretionary appropriations bill approved Tuesday by a subcommittee is any indication.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies advanced a bill funding fiscal year 2018 discretionary programs for USDA and other agencies at just more than $20 billion, cutting $1.1 billion from last year’s bill, or about 5.2% less than current funding levels.
If the appropriations hold, USDA would receive about $876 million less than this year’s discretionary budget. The funding bill, which was approved in …

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