Agriculture Appropriations Bill Advances from Committee


The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has concluded negotiations for the FY 2024 appropriations bill.  This funds the USDA, FDA and the CFTC.  Total funding will amount to $25.3 billion, approximately two percent below the fiscal year 2023 level but 12.5 percent below the FY 24 budget request submitted by the Administration.


The allocations include $1.2 billion for APHIS, a decrease of $1 million but providing $10 million for animal disease traceability, $2.5 million for avian health and $8.5 million for specialty crop pests.  The Food Safety and Inspection Service will receive $1.2 billion, up $39 million.  The appropriations will now be considered by the House Appropriations Committee before a vote by the full chamber.


The Senate Agriculture Committee has yet to present funding bills.