Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed
President Joe Biden has signed the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill. The bill includes $3.7 billion for crop and livestock losses that happened this past year. There’s $2.2 billion for international food assistance and promote U.S. agricultural products overseas. USDA is being directed to support voluntary carbon market programs. The year-end spending bill also allows crop protection companies to pay registration fees to help pesticides move through the registration process faster. There’s $1.5 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to improve navigation on the Mississippi River and extends mandatory livestock reporting until September 30th of next year.