The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced the Fiscal Year 2022 agriculture spending bill last week. Included in the $25.9 billion bill is more than $7 billion in disaster assistance to help farmers and ranchers with losses due to the drought and other natural disasters. “Of that, $750 million will be for livestock,” said North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee. The appropriations bill also supports the creation of a pilot program for a cattle contract library at USDA, an additional $2 million to enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act and more.
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