Tag Archives: budget

What’s in Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2023 budget for ag?

From the Capital Press The Biden administration on Monday submitted to Congress its budget for fiscal year 2023, which includes plans for investments in agriculture, water infrastructure and rural America. The proposed budget includes major investments in USDA, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies that impact agriculture. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Supplemental budget includes millions for salmon recovery, riparian projects

The state 2022 Legislative Session wrapped up March 10, with legislators working up until nearly the last minute to pass a supplemental budget that adds $5 billion to the $59 billion budget lawmakers passed last year. Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ lobbyist, Diana Carlen, assembled a list of agriculture-related spending items included in the final budget. Farmworker Study and Performance ... Read More »

NAWG welcomes FY2021 omnibus, COVID-19 relief package

From the National Association of Wheat Growers On Dec. 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, sending it to the president’s desk for his signature. The legislation includes all 12 fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, $900 billion in coronavirus relief and authorizations. National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) ... Read More »

Inslee cancels new spending by WSU, other

From the Capital Press Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed new spending totaling $235 million from the budget passed by lawmakers last month, including money for Washington State University to study soil health and to help farmers find alternatives to the pesticide chlorpyrifos. See the rest of the article here. Read More »

Governor uses veto authority to trim supplemental operating budget

By Diana Carlen WAWG Lobbyist Last Friday, Governor Inslee signed the supplemental operating and capital budgets.  While he signed the supplemental capital budget in full, he used his line-item veto authority to trim the supplemental operating budget stating that circumstances have changed dramatically since the 2020 supplemental operating budget was approved by the Legislature last month due to COVID-19.  In ... Read More »

NAWG voices concerns about president’s 2021 budget proposal

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought released the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget of the United States Government. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) president and Lavon, Texas, wheat farmer Ben Scholz issued the following: “While NAWG continues to review the budget proposal in ... Read More »

Ag appropriations bill contains additional assistance for weather-weary farmers

From the Williston Herald Expanded loss coverage in WHIP+, $1.5 billion in additional disaster funds, and more sugar beet assistance are among features of a $23.4 billion ag appropriations bill for discretionary funding of food and farm programs. Read the rest of the article. Read More »

Washington lawmakers pass $52.4 billion budget

From NW News Network Washington lawmakers adjourned at midnight Sunday after majority Democrats approved an initiative to restore affirmative action and passed a $52.4 billion, two-year state operating budget. The budget relies on an array of tax increases, including on businesses and real estate transactions, but doesn’t impose a new capital gains tax as had been proposed. Read the rest ... Read More »

WAWG calls for full funding of USDA and key farm bill programs

With the release of the Trump Administration’s FY2019 Budget proposal that calls for a $47 billion reduction to USDA risk management programs and key safety net provisions over 10 years, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and President Marci Green, a wheat grower from Fairfield, Wash., issued the following statement: “Risk management programs, including crop insurance and safety net ... Read More »