The House Appropriations Committee this week will consider the FY ’15 agriculture appropriations bill. The bill includes a total of $142.5 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding which are $1.5 billion below the administration’s request and $3 billion below last year’s level. 

 

Discretionary funds total $20.9 billion, which is equal to last years appropriations bill.  The proposed bill does not include any user fees for meat and poultry inspection.