Wednesday, March 16, 2011
House Agriculture Committee Sends Budget Recommendations to Budget Committee
Yesterday (March 15) the House Agriculture Committee adopted and then sent a letter to the House Budget Committee containing recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget cycle, with respect to the agencies and programs under the Agriculture Committee's jurisdiction (including the USDA). Within that context, the letter also explains how the Committee intends to prepare for drafting the 2012 Farm Bill. Ferd Hoefner of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has prepared a concise and substantive review of the letter, and puts it into context very well. You can read Ferd's analysis here.