Cornerstone Report from Washington

Vol. 11, No. 6 – June 18, 2013

 

Senate Subcommittee Approves FY 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Bill – NIFA Topline Increases by $134 Million Compared to FY 2013 (After Sequestration)

 

The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee met today and approved its FY 2014 spending bill for USDA agencies, including the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). As shown below, all of the land-grant system’s seven core NIFA priorities would be funded above their FY 2012 levels.
 

Land-Grant NIFA Priorities in House and Senate Marks ($Millions)

Priority

F Y 2012

F Y 2013*

FY 14-H

FY 14-S

Smith-Lever 3(b)-(c)

294.000

271.618

294.000

300.000

Hatch-Act

236.334

218.342

236.334

243.701

Evans-Allen (1890s Research)

50.898

47.023

50.898

52.485

1890 Institutions Extension

42.592

39.349

42.592

43.920

McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry

32.934

30.427

32.934

33.961

1994 Institutions Research & Extension

6.113

5.648

6.113

6.247

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

264.470

276.980

290.657

316.409

Total

927.341

889.387

953.528

996.723

* FY 2013 numbers (post sequestration) are not yet final. These are our best estimates.

The NIFA topline level is $1.278 billion under the Senate bill, an increase of $134 million compared to the FY 2013 post sequestration level and ≈$76 million more than FY 2012.

 

The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the Agriculture Appropriations bill on Thursday, June 20. We will provide a more detailed NIFA report following the full Committee markup.

 

THE CORNERSTONE TEAM