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Agriculture Spending Measure Approved

Friday, June 20, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture unanimously approved the FY 2009 funding measure for the Department of Agriculture, The Food and Drug Administration, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.


The measure provides more than $20.6 billion in total discretionary spending, an increase over FY 2008 funding and the President’s request by $2.5 billion and $1.8 billion respectfully.


The measure includes $18.4 billion in funds for USDA.  The following are items included in the USDA portion of the bill.



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