The House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee has outlined its 2023 spending priorities. The new appropriations bill for the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration includes 27 billion dollars in discretionary funding, which is 2.3 billion more than 2022.
The bill earmarks 3.9 billion for agricultural research, an increase of 248 million dollars.
The Farm Service Agency would get 1.22 billion under the bill, which is a 48.2-million-dollar increase. This includes 300 million for Direct Farm Ownership loans to keep pace with increased demand, four million for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers, and seven million for the State Mediation Grant program.