Vol. 7, No. 8 - June 19, 2009
 

House Appropriations Committee Approves Ag Bill

To Members of the APLU System:
- Board on Agriculture Assembly
- Budget and Advocacy Committee
- Council on Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching
- Council on Governmental Affairs (Aggies)


The House Agriculture Appropriations Committee met late yesterday and reported the F.Y. 2009 Agriculture Appropriations bill. We can now report the following detailed information for all National Institute of Food and Agriculture programs:

National Institute of Food and Agriculture
FY 2010 House Marks Compared to Prior Year          
(All $Millions)          
  FY 2009   FY 2010    
Research and Education Activities Enacted   House   Change
Hatch Act 207.106   215.000   7.894
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry 27.535   28.000   0.465
Evans-Allen Program (1890s Research) 45.504   48.000   2.496
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 201.504   210.000   8.496
Improved Pest Control 15.945   15.945   0.000
Special Research Grants 84.499   70.676   -13.823
Animal Health and Disease (Sec. 1433) 2.950   2.950   0.000
1994 Institutions Research Program 1.610   1.610   0.000
Joe Skeen Institute for Rangeland Restoration 0.983   0.983   0.000
Graduate Fellowship Grants 3.859   3.859   0.000
Institution Challenge Grants 5.654   5.654   0.000
Multicultural Scholars Program 0.981   0.981   0.000
Hispanic Education Partnership Grants 6.237   10.000   3.763
Secondary/2-year Post Secondary 0.983   0.983   0.000
Capacity Building Grants (1890 Institutions) 15.000   20.000   5.000
Payments to the 1994 Institutions 3.342   3.342   0.000
Native Alaska/Hawaiian-Serving Education Grants 3.196   3.196   0.000
Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas 0.800   1.000   0.200
Distance Education Grants for Insular Areas     1.000   1.000
Sun Grant Program 0.000   3.000   3.000
New Era Rural Technology Program 0.750   1.000   0.250
Veterinary Medical Services Act 2.950   4.000   1.050
Federal Administration (Total) 39.426   38.498   -0.928
Alternative Crops 0.819   0.000   -0.819
Aquaculture Centers (Sec.1475) 3.928   3.928   0.000
Critical Agricultural Materials Act 1.083   0.000   -1.083
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Ed. (SARE) 14.399   14.399   0.000
Subtotal 691.043   708.004   16.961
         
FY 2009   FY 2010    
Extension Activities Enacted   House   Change
Smith Lever Sections 3(b) and 3(c) 288.548   295.000   6.452
Smith Lever Section 3(d):          
Farm Safety 4.863   4.863   0.000
Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP) 66.155   68.000   1.845
Indian Reservation Agents 3.000   3.000   0.000
New Technologies for Ag Extension (eXtension) 1.500   1.500   0.000
Pest Management 9.791   9.791   0.000
Sustainable Agriculture 4.568   4.568   0.000
Youth at Risk 8.182   8.396   0.214
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification 0.479   0.479   0.000
1890 Institutions and Tuskegee 40.150   44.000   3.850
1890 Facilities Grants (Sec. 1447) 18.000   21.000   3.000
Renewable Resources Extension Act 4.008   4.008   0.000
Rural Health and Safety Education 1.738   0.000   -1.738
Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions 3.321   4.321   1.000
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database 0.806   0.806   0.000
Grants to Youth Organizations 1.767   1.800   0.033
Federal Administration and Special Grants (total) 17.374   13.934   -3.440
Subtotal 474.250   485.466   11.216
         
FY 2009   FY 2010    
Integrated Activities Enacted   House   Change
Water Quality  12.649   12.649   0.000
Food Safety  14.596   14.596   0.000
Regional Pest Management Centers  4.096   4.096   0.000
Crops at Risk from FQPA Implementation  1.365   1.365   0.000
FQPA Risk Mitigation Prog. for Major Food Crops  4.388   4.388   0.000
Methyl Bromide Transition Program  3.054   3.054   0.000
Organic Transition Program  1.842   5.000   3.158
International Science and Education Grants Program 3.000   3.000   0.000
Critical Issues Program 0.732   0.732   0.000
Regional Rural Development Centers 1.312   1.312   0.000
Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative 9.830   9.830   0.000
Subtotal 56.864   60.022   3.158

The full House of Representatives is expected to take up the bill after the July 4th recess.

The Cornerstone Team

Cornerstone Report from Washington is produced by Cornerstone Government Affairs for the Budget and Advocacy Committee of the APLU Board on Agriculture Assembly. 2009 APLU. For more information: www.land-grant.org