Omnibus Appropriations Bill To Fund Ag Areas

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The omnibus appropriations bill will fund several important agricultural areas. Sabrina Hill reports.

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The omnibus spending bill that President Obama just signed to keep the government open for the rest of this fiscal year contains key funding for USDA programs. The trillion dollar-plus bill that helps prevent another government shutdown until at least October 1st continues major nutrition programs and includes a key policy on overseas food aid. But American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Development Specialist RJ Karney says it also boosts rural development.