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Agriculture Economy Bill

May 23rd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced committee passage of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. The bill makes important investments in Maryland’s agriculture industry, which is the largest commercial industry in the state and employs approximately 350,000 people. This funding strengthens our food safety infrastructure, supports agricultural research, prioritizes nutrition assistance programs, assists low-income families as well as local farmers and enhances agricultural educational programs throughout Maryland as well as supporting the jobs for more than 11,000 federal employees.

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