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House To Mark Up 2014 Fiscal Year Ag Approprations Bill

House To Mark Up 2014 Fiscal Year Ag Approprations Bill

The House is expected to mark up the 2014 fiscal year agricultural appropriations legislation sometime this week or next. It includes $ 19.5 billion in discretionary spending. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke is concerned that the measure does not include funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s implementation of Dodd Frank financial regulations.

Sombke is also unhappy that the appropriations bill includes $ 2.3 million less for conservation programs than the present level. He thinks that’s very short sighted and will cause problems down the road.

Sombke is also concerned the measure calls for $ 31 million less in spending for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

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