Ag Appropriations Bill Includes Funding for Regional Priorities

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the ag spending bill for the 2022 fiscal year. This bill maintains support for crop insurance and adds more than $7 billion in disaster assistance. There’s a significant increase in research funding, including specialized research for sugarbeets, canola and pulse crops. More money was put into the Agricultural Marketing Service budget to enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act and to identify ways to improve the accuracy of the reports coming out of the National Agriculture Statistics Service reports.