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No work on FY25 budget until FY24 has passed Congress

Leaders on the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee say work can begin soon on next year’s spending bills if Congress can meet their upcoming deadline to pass the current fiscal year spending package. Chairwoman Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin says lawmakers will start hearings in the... Read More.

IL ag budget wins highlighted at Ag Legislative Day

Recent wins for agriculture in the Illinois state budget were highlighted at the state capitol Wednesday.  Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton outlines a program that increases access to local food… “We’re continuing with the Illinois Grocery Store Initiative.”  She says, “We put $20 million into last... Read More.

Biden administration issues FY25 budget

Two days after President Biden approved the fiscal year 2024 budget for USDA, the administration released their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. “It’s a very difficult budget to put together when you don’t have the 2024 budget done.” Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read More.

MDARD ’25 budget would invest in people, supply chains

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director says the governor’s 2025 budget proposal adds capacity to expand the ag economy. Tim Boring tells Brownfield the department is evaluating ways to offer conservation technicians competitive salaries and reduce employee turnover. “Working with growers on... Read More.

Lawmakers start working on budget

Congress is working out the details of a new budget after an agreement was reached on a $1.6 trillion funding limit over the weekend and an agricultural lobbyist says the work will take priority over advancing a new farm bill. Randy Russell with the... Read More.