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Michigan budget creates new ag programs

The Michigan legislature has funded several new projects in the state’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for the next fiscal year. Legislative Counsel Rebecca Park with Michigan Farm Bureau tells Brownfield $13 million was allocated for agricultural climate resiliency and soil health efforts... Read More.

Senate appropriations advance ag budget before break

The Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously advanced the Fiscal Year 2024 ag budget before leaving Washington D.C. for a two-week recess. Ag Appropriations Ranking Member John Hoeven tells Brownfield the near $26 billion budget invests in ag research and nutrition while saving money from... Read More.

Commodity Credit Corp. gets attention in ag budget

The chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture said the proposed ag budget would reduce spending by removing Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s discretionary use of the Commodity Credit Corporation. The CCC was created to stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices. It... Read More.