The House Agriculture Committee met on Friday to consider how to spend $66 billion for agriculture in the reconciliation bill. The package proposes an increase in spending on ag research, renewable energy and rural development. Votes on this and remaining amendments will resume at 7 a.m. According to Agri-Pulse, the $28 billion originally planned for conservation spending was removed because cost estimates haven’t been finalized. Those provisions may be added later. If so, that would bring the total to $94 billion for agriculture in the reconciliation package.
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