FARM LIFE NEWS
USDA Budget a Hot Potato
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Jun 2, 2014 10:08 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved the fiscal year 2015 appropriation for the Agriculture Department with a whirlwind of amendments affecting school meals, potatoes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women Infants and Children, horse slaughter, international food aid and labeling of biotech salmon.

The future of the school meal changes and the allowance for potatoes in the WIC program remains uncertain. The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee also changed the school meals and WIC potato rules in slightly different ways, but the Obama administration remains vigorously opposed to making changes to easing nutrition requirements in ...

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