House Ag Spending Bill Revealed

The House Agriculture Appropriations bill provides $26.3 billion for total funding.

But that’s $532 million below the 2023 funding level.

The bill provides $17.1 billion to the Department of Agriculture, which is $11.7 billion below the budget request.

Conservative leaders in the House say the bill reins in wasteful spending by redirecting billions in American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act funding to help America’s producers and rural communities.

The proposal also eliminates funding for equity initiatives and climate change, and saves $1 billion by restricting the discretionary use of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to markup the bill Thursday morning.