Specialty Crops, Conservation Prominent in 2007 Farm Bill Proposals

WASHINGTON -- Conservation funding, additional support for specialty crop producers and expanded renewable energy research budgets feature prominently in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, which Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled here yesterday.

WASHINGTON -- Conservation funding, additional support for specialty crop producers and expanded renewable energy research budgets feature prominently in the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, which Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled here yesterday. The department's proposals include increasing conservation funding by $7.8 billion and creating a new Environmental Quality Incentives Program and providing $1.6 billion in renewable energy

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