AG POLICY NEWS
Senate Debates Ag Funding
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:15 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The Senate began debate Wednesday on the Agriculture appropriations bill to fund the government for fiscal year 2015, while the House version of the bill languishes until after the election of a new House majority leader.

It is unclear how long the Senate debate will last because the Agriculture bill has been packaged with two other appropriations measures in what is being referred to as a "minibus" as opposed to the omnibus bills that sometimes fund the government when Congress doesn't pass individual appropriations bills.

The appropriations bill, which will cost about $20 billion, is important because ...

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