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Appropriations deal doesn’t fix dairy, cotton baseline

Deal reached over weekend on omnibus spending bill contains $153.4 billion in funding for agriculture.

An appropriations agreement reached over the weekend contains $153.4 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, $16.3 billion below the President’s fiscal 2017 budget request and $12.5 billion above the fiscal 2016 enacted level. However, the farm bill baseline didn’t get a fix for dairy and cotton -- as many had hoped -- over the weekend during appropriation negotiations.

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