President’s 2014 Budget: Overview of USDA, FDA, & EPA | NSAC

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition reports:

On Wednesday, April 10, President Obama released his budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. In this year’s ongoing budget saga, the White House is billing its proposal as a step towards reaching a “grand bargain” with Republicans over taxes and spending. (For more on the “grand bargain,” see a previous blog post.) Over ten weeks late, the proposal would replace sequestration starting in FY 2014, ending the across-the-board cuts that went into effect on March 1. The budget would achieve approximately $600 billion in deficit reduction over ten years through a mix of tax increases and spending reductions. The budget would also decrease discretionary spending by $202 billion over ten years starting in 2014.

See three posts that outline some of the major budget areas affecting sustainable agriculture:

President’s 2014 Budget: Overview and Department of Agriculture – NSAC.

President’s 2014 Budget: FDA and Food Safety Modernization Act

President’s 2014 Budget: EPA and Water Quality