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Published May 30, 2011, 03:20 PM

Funding bill reworked

WASHINGTON — A fiscal year 2012 funding bill approved May 24 by the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee would not cut the crop insurance program as the initial draft seemed to indicate. However, many other agriculture, nutrition, international food aid programs would lose money, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission would not get the funding it was expecting to enforce the Dodd-Frank financial services bill and USDA could not move forward with a proposed rule change for the program regulating the marketing of livestock and poultry.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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