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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    111-181

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   AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND 
               RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2010

                                _______
                                

 June 23, 2009.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

   Ms. DeLauro, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2997]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2010.

                              INTRODUCTION

    After years of underinvestment in the federal government's 
capabilities to protect public health, support U.S. 
agriculture, and conserve the environment, the Committee 
proposes new investments in the agencies funded in this bill in 
order to strengthen the critical services they provide to the 
American people.
    The bill focuses on key priorities, such as: protecting 
public health: bolstering food nutrition programs; investing in 
rural communities; agriculture research; strengthening animal 
health and marketing programs; and conserving our natural 
resources.

                SAFETY OF OUR FOOD AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS

    The bill provides a substantial increase for the Food and 
Drug Administration (FDA) to support a total funding level of 
$2.338 billion in discretionary funding fiscal year 2010, an 
increase of almost $299 million above fiscal year 2009. This 
substantial investment in FDA's priority needs will help to 
reform how the agency ensures food and medical product safety 
and significantly improve food and medical products safety.
    In addition, the bill fully funds the President's request 
for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), providing 
over $1 billion for FSIS for the first time in history.

                     BOLSTERING NUTRITION PROGRAMS


SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN

    Food costs and participation continue to increase at 
dramatic rates for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. In 2010 alone, 
participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for 
Women, Infants, Children (WIC) is estimated to rise up to 10.1 
million people. The bill addresses this growing critical need 
by providing sufficient funding to help up to an additional 
700,000 women, infants, and children. In total, the bill 
provides $7.541 billion for WIC to serve our nation's 
vulnerable populations. This record funding level is over $681 
million above (or 10 percent) fiscal year 2009.

                  COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM

    The bill includes record funding of $180 million for 
supplemental food for women, infants, children, and the 
elderly, an increase of almost $20 million above fiscal year 
2009 and over $17 million above the President's request. In 
order to ensure that more families receive the support they 
need during this time of economic stress, the bill also 
provides funding to expand this critical assistance in new 
states with USDA-approved feeding plans.

                       INVESTING IN RURAL AMERICA


                           RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee seeks to not only sustain our rural 
communities, but also to create new opportunities for growth 
and development in the nation's small town economies.
    The Committee makes substantial investments in rural 
communities. The bill provides funding for programs that help 
house families, invest in rural businesses, and support new 
community facility infrastructure. The bill also increases 
funding for water and waste water infrastructure.

                         AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

    Research is at the core of maintaining U.S. agriculture's 
place in the forefront of scientific discovery and development, 
as well as ensuring that the nation continues to be a 
competitive exporter.
    The bill makes significant investments in agricultural 
research by providing total funding levels of nearly $1.2 
billion for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and almost 
$1.25 billion for the National Institute of Food and 
Agriculture (NIFA). Funding for NIFA is nearly $82 million over 
the President's budget request.

                        ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH

    The bill includes nearly $886 million to fund programs that 
protect American agriculture against animal and plant diseases, 
such as preventing or controlling the spread of emerald ash 
borer, and the Asian long-horned beetle.

                      CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES

    The Committee makes a significant investment in USDA's 
natural resource conservation programs. The bill rejects the 
President's cuts to the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service's (NRCS) farm bill conservation programs, such as the 
Wetlands Reserve Program, Farm and Ranch Lands Protection 
Program, and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. With ongoing 
demands for cleaner water, reduced soil erosion, and more 
wildlife habitat, Congress believes that those resources are 
critical. With the substantial funding resources provided in 
the Committee's bill, NRCS will be able to make valuable 
investments in assistance to help farmers and ranchers protect 
the environment and meet their resource management needs.

                         INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID

    The bill expands America's historical commitment to 
international food aid by providing an increase of over $464 
million (27 percent) to the U.S. government's primary 
international food aid program, the P.L. 480 Title II Grants 
Program. With this increase, the program will have a base 
funding level of $1.69 billion in fiscal year 2010 to provide 
critical assistance to meet emergency and nonemergency feeding 
needs in other countries. According to the U.S. Agency for 
International Development, the Title II program provided 
assistance to approximately 56 million people in 49 countries 
in fiscal year 2008.
    In addition, the bill also provides an additional $99.5 
million to the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education 
and Child Nutrition Program, doubling the amount of funding 
appropriated in fiscal year 2009 to a total of $199.5 million. 
This valuable program supports education, child development, 
and food security for some of the world's poorest children. 
According to USDA, in 2009 alone the program supported 
education and feeding programs in 15 countries that benefitted 
over 3.7 million children. To date, the McGovern-Dole program 
has provided meals to more than 22 million children in 41 
countries and boosted school attendance by an estimated 14 
percent.

               TERMINATIONS, REDUCTIONS AND OTHER SAVINGS

    In order to invest in the important programs funded in this 
bill and to use the resources available to it wisely, the 
Committee has proposed a number of program terminations, 
reductions, and other savings from the fiscal year 2009 level 
totaling over $274 million and $735 million in other program 
terminations, reductions, and other savings from the budget 
request.
                     TITLE I--AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

                 Production, Processing, and Marketing

                        Office of the Secretary
 2009 appropriation....................................        $5,174,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         5,285,000
Provided in the bill..................................         5,285,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +111,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Secretary, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $5,285,000, an increase of $111,000 above the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same amount as 
the budget request.
    Explanatory Notes.--The Committee appreciates receiving the 
detailed information provided in the Explanatory Notes prepared 
by the Department and relies heavily on this information when 
considering budget proposals. For fiscal year 2011 and future 
years, the Department is directed to present Explanatory Notes 
in a format consistent with the presentation used for the 
fiscal year 2010 Budget. The Explanatory Notes should also be 
assembled putting the accounts in the same order as the 
accounts in the bill. Any deviations from that format are to be 
approved in advance by the Committee.
    State Office Collocation.--The Committee continues to 
direct that any reallocation of resources related to the 
collocation of state offices scheduled for 2010 and subsequent 
years is subject to the Committee's reprogramming procedures.
    Administrative Provision.--The Committee directs the 
Secretary to advise the Committees on Appropriations in writing 
of the status of all reports requested of the Department in 
this bill, at the time of submission of the fiscal year 2011 
budget and quarterly thereafter.
    The Committee further directs that the dates established 
for the receipt of reports requested by the Committee herein 
are firm and that submission of reports is not to be delayed 
pending completion of the conference on this bill.
    The Committee reminds the Secretary that all correspondence 
related to the directives in this bill must be addressed to the 
Committee on Appropriations.
    Loan and Grant Programs.--The Committee is concerned by the 
lack of timely information on the unprecedented demand for the 
Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund programs and the loan 
programs running out of funding half way through the fiscal 
year. The Committee directs the Department to provide quarterly 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate on the status of obligations and 
funds availability for the loan and grant programs provided in 
this bill. The Committee further directs the Department to 
notify the Committees if a program is experiencing 
unprecedented demand and is expected to run out of funds before 
the end of the fiscal year.
    On May 26, 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency 
published a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 80, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-
0161; FRL-8903-1]) proposing changes to the Renewable Fuel 
Standard Program. The rule includes new definitions and 
criteria for both renewable fuels and the feedstocks used to 
produce them, including new greenhouse gas emission thresholds 
for renewable fuels. For the first time in a regulatory 
program, an assessment of greenhouse gas emission performance 
is being utilized to establish those fuels that qualify for the 
four different renewable fuel standards. The greenhouse gas 
emission assessment evaluates the full lifecycle emission 
impacts of fuel production including both direct and indirect 
emissions, including significant emissions from land use 
changes.
    EPA's modeling of indirect land use changes has not been 
published nor has it been peer reviewed. The Committee 
recognizes that this controversial type of modeling and 
analysis may have misstated the impact of indirect land. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of Agriculture through the 
Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, in 
conjunction with the Office of the Chief Economist, to do an 
independent study of significant indirect land use changes for 
renewable fuels and the feedstocks used to produce them.

                       Office of Tribal Relations

 2009 appropriation....................................                 0
2010 budget estimate..................................        $1,000,000
Provided in the bill..................................         1,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +1,000,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Tribal Relations, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $1,000,000, the same as the budget request.

                          Executive Operations


                     OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ECONOMIST
 2009 appropriation....................................       $10,651,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        16,732,000
Provided in the bill..................................        13,032,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +2,381,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -3,700,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Chief Economist, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $13,032,000, an increase of $2,381,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$3,700,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee provides an increase of $3,000,000 for the 
Office of Energy and Climate change.

                       NATIONAL APPEALS DIVISION
 2009 appropriation....................................       $14,711,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        15,559,000
Provided in the bill..................................        15,289,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +578,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -270,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the National Appeals Division, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $15,289,000, an increase of $578,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$270,000 below the budget request.

                 OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS
 2009 appropriation....................................        $9,054,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         9,436,000
Provided in the bill..................................         9,436,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +382,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Budget and Program Analysis, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $9,436,000, an increase 
of $382,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
the same amount as the budget request.

                      OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY
 2009 appropriation....................................          $974,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         2,994,000
Provided in the bill..................................         2,494,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +1,520,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -500,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Homeland Security, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $2,494,000, an increase of $1,520,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$500,000 below the budget request.
    Included in this amount is $1,500,000 for eight staff years 
for protective security detail. The Committee expects that the 
Department will not continue to use greenbook charges to fund 
this activity.

                    Office of Advocacy and Outreach

 2009 appropriation....................................                 0
2010 budget estimate..................................        $3,000,000
Provided in the bill..................................         3,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +3,000,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $3,000,000, the same as the budget 
request.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

 2009 appropriation....................................       $17,527,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        63,579,000
Provided in the bill..................................        61,579,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +44,052,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -2,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $61,579,000, an increase 
of $44,052,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 
and a decrease of $2,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee provides the increased funds to improve the 
Department's information technology security by conducting 
network security assessments, procuring and deploying security 
tools, and establishing the Agriculture Security Operations 
Center to monitor and protect USDA's systems.
    In addition to the funding within OCIO, the Committee notes 
that the budget requested increased funding to centralize 
critical information technology systems in other agencies, 
including the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the 
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Committee's recommended 
funding level takes into account the overlapping increases 
provided in these accounts for this initiative. The Committee 
expects that FSIS and FAS will coordinate and cooperate with 
OCIO in a timely manner to deploy these critical security 
improvements.
    The Committee directs OCIO to provide a summary report by 
December 1, 2009, that updates the Committee on the status of 
this network security initiative.

                 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

 2009 appropriation....................................        $5,954,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         6,566,000
Provided in the bill..................................         6,466,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +512,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -100,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $6,466,000, an increase 
of $512,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
a decrease of $100,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee directs the Department to submit a report 
concurrent with the Department's annual budget submission for 
the following fiscal year, updating the Committee on its 
contracting out policies, including agency budgets for 
contracting out, for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. The Committee 
is continuing bill language requiring the submission of the 
report on contracting out policies and agency budgets, prior to 
use of any funds appropriated to the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer for FAIR Act or Circular A-76 activities.
    Assessments.--As with charges for electronic government 
initiatives, the assessments that the Department charges its 
agencies for other government- and department-wide activities 
continue to escalate. Since these assessments are borne by the 
agencies, and Congress did not specifically provide increases 
to the agencies for these costs, most of the funding for the 
increase has come at the expense of programs. The Committee 
continues to direct the Office of the Chief Financial Officer 
to scrutinize the need for each activity, excluding electronic 
government initiatives; to consider its benefit to the mission 
of each agency; and to limit spending wherever possible.

           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

 2009 appropriation....................................          $871,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           888,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +17,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................            -7,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 
the Committee provides an appropriation of $888,000, an 
increase of $17,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 
2009 and a decrease of $7,000 below the budget request.

                         Office of Civil Rights

 2009 appropriation....................................       $21,551,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        23,922,000
Provided in the bill..................................        23,922,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +2,371,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Civil Rights, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $23,922,000, an increase of $2,371,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same amount 
as the budget request.

          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

 2009 appropriation....................................          $687,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           806,000
Provided in the bill..................................           700,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +13,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -106,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Administration, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$700,000, an increase of $13,000 above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $106,000 below the budget 
request.

        Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments

 2009 appropriation....................................      $244,244,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       346,182,000
Provided in the bill..................................       326,982,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +82,738,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       -19,200,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental 
Payments, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$326,982,000, an increase of $82,738,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $19,200,000 
below the budget request.
    The Committee provides the requested increases for pay 
costs, rental payments owed to the General Services 
Administration for leased space in several previous years, and 
consolidation of currently leased space. The Committee supports 
the request for additional funds for security services; 
however, the Committee understands that USDA may wish to revise 
the justification for the funds and so it has deferred 
consideration of the request.
    The following table represents the Committee's specific 
recommendations for this account:

        Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments


                        [In thousands of dollars]                                    2009     2010 budget     Committee
                                  estimate      request   recommendationRental Payments...............     $168,901     $237,901        $224,401
Department of Homeland               13,500       13,500          13,500
 Security Building Security...
Building Operations...........       61,843       94,781          89,081
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................      244,244      346,182         326,982
                     Hazardous Materials Management

 2009 appropriation....................................        $5,100,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         5,125,000
Provided in the bill..................................         5,125,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +25,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Hazardous Materials Management, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $5,125,000, an increase of $25,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same amount 
as the budget request.

                      Departmental Administration

 2009 appropriation....................................       $27,011,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        43,319,000
Provided in the bill..................................        41,319,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +14,308,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -2,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Departmental Administration, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $41,319,000, an increase of $14,308,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$2,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee provides an increase of $13,000,000 for 
stabilization and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan and 
Iraq.

     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations

 2009 appropriation....................................        $3,877,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         3,968,000
Provided in the bill..................................         3,968,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +91,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional 
Relations, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$3,968,000, an increase of $91,000 above the amount available 
for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget request.
    Within 30 days from the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary shall notify the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations on the allocation of these funds by USDA agency, 
along with an explanation for the agency-by-agency distribution 
of the funds.

                        Office of Communications

 2009 appropriation....................................        $9,514,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         9,922,000
Provided in the bill..................................         9,722,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +208,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -200,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Communications, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $9,722,000, an increase of $208,000 above the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$200,000 below the budget request.

                      Office of Inspector General

 2009 appropriation....................................       $85,766,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        88,781,000
Provided in the bill..................................        88,781,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +3,015,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of Inspector General, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $88,781,000, an increase of $3,015,000 
above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as 
the budget request.
    The Committee provides increases as requested for: pay 
costs, $1,759,000; support for investigations of food safety 
issues, $500,000; audits and investigations of civil rights 
issues; and training activities, $256,000.

                     Office of the General Counsel

 2009 appropriation....................................       $41,620,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        44,651,000
Provided in the bill..................................        43,601,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +1,981,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -1,050,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the General Counsel, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $43,601,000, an increase of 
$1,981,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
a decrease of $1,050,000 below the budget request.

  Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics

 2009 appropriation....................................          $609,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           620,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +11,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -275,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Research, 
Education, and Economics, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $620,000, an increase of $11,000 above the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$275,000 below the budget request.
    The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 made a number 
of changes to the research authorities of USDA. One of the most 
significant changes is the establishment of the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the requirement 
that by October 1, 2009, the Secretary transfer all authorities 
of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension 
Service to NIFA.

                       Economic Research Service

 2009 appropriation....................................       $79,500,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        82,478,000
Provided in the bill..................................        82,478,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +2,978,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Economic Research Service, the Committee provides 
an appropriation of $82,478,000, an increase of $2,978,000 
above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as 
the budget request.
    The committee provides the following increases, as 
requested: $1,178,000 for employee pay costs; and $1,800,000 
for economic research of carbon offset markets.

                National Agricultural Statistics Service

 2009 appropriation....................................      $151,565,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       161,830,000
Provided in the bill..................................       161,830,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +10,265,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $161,830,000, an 
increase of $10,265,000 above the amount available for fiscal 
year 2009 and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee provides the following increases, as 
requested: $2,022,000 for employee pay costs; $5,750,000 for 
the Agricultural Chemical Use program; and $1,850,000 to 
collect bio-energy production and utilization data.
    Included in this amount is $37,908,000 for the Census of 
Agriculture, an increase of $643,000 above the amount available 
for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget request. The 
Census of Agriculture collects and provides comprehensive data 
on all aspects of the agricultural economy.
    Also included in this amount is $123,922,000 for the 
Agricultural Estimates, an increase of $9,622,000 above the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the 
budget request.

                     Agricultural Research Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 2009 appropriation....................................    $1,140,406,000
2010 budget estimate..................................     1,153,368,000
Provided in the bill..................................     1,155,568,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +15,162,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +2,200,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Salaries and Expenses of the Agricultural Research 
Service, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$1,155,568,000, an increase of $15,162,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase of $2,200,000 
above the budget request.
    The Committee provides an increase of $18,201,000 for 
employee pay costs.
    High Priority Research.--The budget request identifies the 
following Administration research priorities: prevention of 
childhood obesity, bioenergy, world hunger, and global climate 
change. The Committee recommendation includes an increase of 
$8,632,000 to support these research initiatives. This increase 
brings the total provided for this research at ARS to at least 
$138,000,000.
    Office of Pest Management Policy.--The President's budget 
proposes to transfer the Office of Pest Management Policy to 
the Office of the Chief Economist. The Committee does not 
recommend this transfer and provides $1,700,000 for the Office 
of Pest Management Policy in ARS.
    Plum Island Animal Disease Center.--The Committee directs 
that none of the funds appropriated to the Agricultural 
Research Service for the Advanced Animal Vaccine Project at the 
Plum Island Animal Disease Center may be directed for any other 
use by the Department of Homeland Security.
    The following table reflects the amount provided by the 
committee:

           AGRICULTURE RESEARCH SERVICE--SALARIES AND EXPENSES
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Animal Vaccines, Greenport, NY.......................         $1,518,000
Aquaculture Fisheries Center, Stuttgart, AR..........            519,000
Biomass Crop Production, Brookings, SD...............          1,131,000
Biomedical Materials in Plants (Biotech Foundation),           1,698,000
 Beltsville, MD......................................
Bioremediation Research, Beltsville, MD..............            111,000
Catfish Genome, Auburn, AL...........................            819,000
Center for Agroforestry, Booneville, AR..............            660,000
Cereal Disease, St. Paul, MN.........................            290,000
Crop Production and Food Processing, Peoria, IL......            786,000
Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center, Booneville,          1,805,000
 AR..................................................
Endophyte Research, Booneville, AR...................            994,000
Formosan Subterranean Termites Research, New Orleans,          2,600,000
 LA..................................................
Foundry Sand By-Products Utilization, Beltsville, MD.            638,000
Human Nutrition Research, Boston, MA.................            254,000
Human Nutrition Research, Houston, TX................            254,000
Livestock-Crop Rotation Management, Kutztown, PA.....            349,000
Lyme Disease, 4 Poster Project, Washington, DC.......            700,000
Medicinal and Bioactive Crops, Washington, DC........            111,000
Mosquito Trapping Research/West Nile Virus,                    1,454,000
 Gainesville, FL.....................................
National Center for Agricultural Law, Beltsville, MD.            654,000
National Corn to Ethanol Research Pilot Plant,                   360,000
 Washington, DC......................................
Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND            511,000
Northwest Center for Small Fruits, Corvallis, OR.....            254,000
Phytoestrogen Research, New Orleans, LA..............          1,426,000
Potato Diseases, Beltsville, MD......................             61,000
Poultry Diseases, Beltsville, MD.....................            408,000
Sorghum Research, Little Rock, AR....................            135,000
Soybean Genomics, St. Paul, MN.......................            200,000
Subtropical Beef Germplasm, Brooksville, FL..........          1,033,000
Termite Species in Hawaii, Gainesville, FL...........            130,000
Tropical Aquaculture Feeds (Oceanic Institute), Hilo,          1,438,000
 HI..................................................
Water Management Research Laboratory, Brawley, CA....            317,000
Water Use Reduction, Dawson, GA......................          1,200,000
Wild Rice, St. Paul, MN..............................            303,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................        $25,121,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommended funding in the table above provides 
$25,121,000 for research. Of this amount the Committee 
recommendation includes the following: $3,357,000 for 
environmental stewardship research, $2,069,000 for human 
nutrition research, $7,417,000 for livestock and crop 
production research, and $4,780,000 for research to develop and 
improve agricultural products.
    The Committee provides an increase of $500,000 for 
cranberry research, to be spent as the agency determines 
appropriate.
    The Committee is aware that citrus greening disease is a 
serious threat to the nation's citrus producers. The Committee 
encourages ARS to continue to research the main components of 
the disease, the pathogen and the insect vector. ARS is urged 
to continue to collaborate with USDA's Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service to implement the results of this research.
    In addition, the Committee provides an increase of $500,000 
for human nutrition research at the North Carolina Research 
Campus.
    The Committee provides an increase of $1,000,000 for 
research on water quantity and quality, irrigation and drainage 
methods, and current farming practices. ARS is encouraged to 
work with research institutions in the Lower Mississippi River 
Basin to support current regional, state and local efforts to 
address regional groundwater problems.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................       $46,752,000
2010 budget estimate..................................                 0
Provided in the bill..................................        35,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       -11,752,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +35,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and 
Facilities, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$35,000,000, a decrease of $11,752,000 below the amount 
available in fiscal year 2009, and an increase of $35,000,000 
above the budget request.
    The following table reflects the amount provided by the 
Committee:

         AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE--BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Facility, Beltsville, MD.......         $3,000,000
Animal Bioscience Facility, Bozeman, MT..............          3,654,000
Center for Advanced Viticulture and Tree Crop                  3,000,000
 Research, Davis, CA.................................
Center for Grape Genetics, Geneva, NY................          3,654,000
Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research, Storrs, CT          3,654,000
U.S. Agricultural Research Service Laboratory, Canal           3,422,000
 Point, FL...........................................
U.S. Agricultural Research Service Laboratory,                 3,654,000
 Pullman, WA.........................................
U.S. Agricultural Research Service Sugarcane Research          3,654,000
 Laboratory, Houma, LA...............................
U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, CA......          3,654,000
University of Toledo Greenhouse and Hydroponic                 3,654,000
 Research Complex, Toledo, OH........................
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................         35,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               National Institute of Food and Agriculture


                   RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................      $691,043,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       622,892,000
Provided in the bill..................................       708,004,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +16,961,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +85,112,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Research and Education Activities, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $708,004,000, an increase of 
$16,961,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
an increase of $85,112,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee provides an increase of $1,000,000 for global 
change/UVB radiation research, to be spent as the agency 
determines appropriate.
    The following table reflects the amount provided by the 
Committee:

                                   NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
                                        RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
                                             (Dollars in Thousands)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2010 Committee
                                                            2009 enacted       2010 request      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hatch Act..............................................           $207,106           $207,106           $215,000
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program.             27,535             27,535             28,000
Evans-Allen Program (1890 Colleges and Tuskegee                     45,504             45,504             48,000
 University)...........................................
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative...............            201,504            201,504            210,000
Special Research Grants:...............................             84,499              2,021             70,676
Improved Pest Control:
    Expert IPM Decision Support System.................                154                154                154
    Integrated Pest Management.........................              2,379              2,379              2,379
    Minor Crop Pest Management (IR-4)..................             12,000             12,000             12,000
    Pest Management Alternatives.......................              1,412              1,412              1,412
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Improved Pest Control...................             15,945             15,945             15,945
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
            Total, Special Research Grants.............            100,444             17,966             85,621
Animal Health and Disease Research (Sec. 1433).........              2,950              2,950              2,950
1994 Institutions Research Program.....................              1,610              1,610              1,610
Rangeland Research.....................................                983                983                983
Graduate Fellowship Grants.............................              3,859              3,859              3,859
Institution Challenge Grants...........................              5,654             23,154              5,654
Multicultural Scholars Program.........................                981                981                981
Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants.........              6,237              9,237             10,000
Secondary/2-year Post-secondary........................                983             18,483                983
Capacity Building Grants (1890 Institutions)...........             15,000             18,000             20,000
Payments to the 1994 Institutions (Tribal Colleges)....              3,342              3,342              3,342
Alaska Native-serving and Native Hawaiian-serving                    3,196              3,196              3,196
 Education Grants......................................
Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas..........                800                800              1,000
Distance Education Grants for Insular Areas                              0                  0              1,000
Sun Grant Program                                                        0                  0              3,000
New Era Rural Technology Program.......................                750                750              1,000
Veterinary Medical Services Act........................              2,950              2,950              4,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal...........................................            631,388            589,910            651,179
Federal Administration:
    Data Information System (REEIS)....................              2,704              2,704              2,704
    Move Costs.........................................                  0              1,500                  0
    Electronic Grants Administration System............              2,136              2,136              2,136
    Office of Extramural Programs (Grants).............                440                440                440
    Pay Costs..........................................              4,973              5,576              5,576
    Peer Panels........................................                397                397                397
    Other Federal Administration.......................             28,776                  0             27,245
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal.......................................             39,426             12,753             38,498
Other:
    Supplemental and Alternative Crops.................                819                819                  0
    Aquaculture Centers (Sec. 1475)....................              3,928              3,928              3,928
    Critical Agricultural Materials Act................              1,083              1,083                  0
    Sustainable Agriculture............................             14,399             14,399             14,399
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Other...................................             20,229             20,229             18,327
                                                        ========================================================
            Total, Research and Education Activities...            691,043            622,892            708,004
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following is a list of Congressionally-designated 
projects:

               NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
                    RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Special Research Grants:
    Advancing Biofuel Production, TX.................           $140,000
    Aegilops Cylindrica ID, WA.......................            245,000
    Agricultural Diversification, HI.................            153,000
    Agricultural Entrepreneurial Alternatives, PA....            233,000
    Agricultural Marketing, IL.......................            176,000
    Agriculture Energy Innovation Center, GA.........          1,000,000
    Agriculture Science, OH..........................            382,000
    Agroecology/Chesapeake Bay Agro-ecology, MD......            439,000
    Air Quality, KS, TX..............................          1,090,000
    Animal Science Food Safety Consortium, AR, IA, KS            939,000
    Apple Fire Blight, MI, NY........................            346,000
    Aquaculture, CA, FL, TX..........................            416,000
    Aquaculture, ID, WA..............................            529,000
    Aquaculture, LA..................................            150,000
    Aquaculture, NC..................................            227,000
    Armilliaria Root Rot, MI.........................            104,000
    Asparagus Production Technologies, WA............            173,000
    Avian Bioscience, DE.............................             94,000
    Babcock Institute, WI............................            416,000
    Barley for Rural Development, ID, MT.............            514,000
    Beef Improvement Research, MO, TX................            693,000
    Bioactive Foods Research for Health and Food                 525,000
     Safety, MA......................................
    Biodesign and Processing Research Center, VA.....            868,000
    Biomass-based Energy Research, MS, OK............            839,000
    Biotechnology, NC................................            199,000
    Bovine Tuberculosis, MI..........................            246,000
    Brucellosis Vaccine, MT..........................            305,000
    Cataloging Genes Associated with Drought and                 176,000
     Disease Resistance, NM..........................
    Center for One Medicine, IL......................            235,000
    Citrus Canker/ Greening, FL......................          1,217,000
    Competitiveness of Agricultural Products, WA.....            469,000
    Computational Agriculture, NY....................            131,000
    Cool Season Legume Research, ID, ND, WA..........            235,000
    Cotton Insect Management and Fiber Quality, GA...            346,000
    Cranberry/Blueberry Disease and Breeding, NJ.....            451,000
    Cranberry/Blueberry, MA..........................            111,000
    Crop Integration and Production, SD..............            258,000
    Crop Pathogens, NC...............................            225,000
    Dairy Farm Profitability, PA.....................            349,000
    Designing Foods for Health, TX...................          1,385,000
    Detection and Food Safety, AL....................          1,748,000
    Drought Mitigation, NE...........................            469,000
    Efficient Irrigation, NM, TX.....................          1,160,000
    Environmental Research, NY.......................            258,000
    Environmental Risk Factors/Cancer, NY............            150,000
    Expanded Wheat Pasture, OK.......................            223,000
    Floriculture, HI.................................            243,000
    Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute,            1,139,000
     IA, MO, NV, WI..................................
    Food Marketing Policy Center, CT.................            401,000
    Food Safety Research Consortium, NY..............            693,000
    Food Safety, ME, OK..............................            382,000
    Food Safety, TX..................................             69,000
    Food Security, WA................................            276,000
    Forestry Research, AR............................            319,000
    Fresh Produce Food Safety, CA....................            704,000
    Future Foods, IL.................................            461,000
    Genomics for Southern Crop Stress and Disease, MS            797,000
    Geographic Information System....................          1,248,000
    Grain Sorghum, KS, TX............................            515,000
    Grass Seed Cropping for Sustainable Agriculture,             313,000
     ID, OR, WA......................................
    Human Nutrition, NY..............................            377,000
    Hydroponic Production, OH........................            124,000
    Improved Dairy Management Practices, PA..........            243,000
    Improved Fruit Practices, MI.....................            147,000
    Increasing Shelf Life of Agricultural                        603,000
     Commodities, ID.................................
    Infectious Disease Research, CO..................            572,000
    Initiative to Improve Blueberry Production and               209,000
     Efficiency, GA..................................
    Institute for Food Science and Engineering, AR...            775,000
    Integrated Production Systems, OK................            177,000
    International Arid Lands Consortium, AZ..........            401,000
    Livestock and Dairy Policy, NY, TX...............            693,000
    Lowbush Blueberry Research, ME...................            173,000
    Meadow Foam, OR..................................            180,000
    Michigan Biotechnology Consortium................            384,000
    Midwest Poultry Consortium, IA...................            471,000
    Milk Safety, PA..................................            771,000
    Minor Use Animal Drugs...........................            429,000
    Molluscan Shellfish, OR..........................            253,000
    Multi-commodity Research, OR.....................            244,000
    National Beef Cattle Genetic Evaluation                      615,000
     Consortium, CO, GA, NY..........................
    Nematode Resistance Genetic Engineering, NM......            209,000
    New Century Farm, IA.............................            282,000
    Oil Resources from Desert Plants, NM.............            176,000
    Organic Cropping, OR.............................            140,000
    Organic Cropping, WA.............................            248,000
    Peach Tree Short Life Research...................            195,000
    Perennial Wheat, WA..............................             98,000
    Phytophthora Research, GA........................            178,000
    Phytophthora Research, MI........................            346,000
    Phytosensors for Crop Security and Precision               1,000,000
     Agriculture, TN.................................
    Pierce's Disease, CA.............................          1,531,000
    Potato Cyst Nematode, ID.........................            349,000
    Potato Research, ID, OR, WA......................          1,037,000
    Precision Agriculture, AL........................            419,000
    Preharvest Food Safety, KS.......................            142,000
    Preservation and Processing Research, OK.........            174,000
    Protein Production for Research to Combat Viruses            500,000
     and Microbes, CT................................
    Regional Barley Gene Mapping Project, OR.........            471,000
    Regionalized Implications of Farm Programs, MO,              595,000
     TX..............................................
    Renewable Energy and Products, ND................            939,000
    Rice Agronomy, MO................................            174,000
    Ruminant Nutrition Consortium, MT, ND, SD, WY....            434,000
    Rural Policies Institute, IA, MO, NE.............            835,000
    Rural Renewable Energy Research and Education                500,000
     Center, WI......................................
    Russian Wheat Aphid, CO..........................            214,000
    Seed Technology, SD..............................            282,000
    Small Fruit Research, ID, OR, WA.................            307,000
    Soil-borne Disease Prevention in Irrigated                   176,000
     Agriculture, NM.................................
    Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium, NM.......            235,000
    Southwest Consortium for Plant Genetics and Water            271,000
     Resources, NM...................................
    Soybean Cyst Nematode, MO........................            556,000
    Soybean Research, IL.............................            745,000
    Specialty Crops, IN..............................            235,000
    STEEP IV--Water Quality in Northwest.............            444,000
    Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources, PA            133,000
    Sustainable Agriculture, CA......................            357,000
    Sustainable Agriculture, MI......................            266,000
    Sustainable Beef Supply, MT......................            682,000
    Sustainable Engineered Materials from Renewable              485,000
     Sources, VA.....................................
    Swine and Other Animal Waste Management, NC......            349,000
    Technology for Irrigated Vegetable Production, SC            500,000
    Texas Obesity Reserch Project....................            500,000
    Tick Borne Disease Prevention, RI................            280,000
    Tillage, Silviculture, Waste Management, LA......            188,000
    Tri-state Joint Peanut Research, AL..............            413,000
    Tropical and Subtropical Research/T-Star.........          6,677,000
    Tropical Aquaculture, FL.........................            300,000
    Virtual Plant Database Enhancement Project, MO...            400,000
    Virus-free Wine Grape Cultivars, WA..............            223,000
    Viticulture Consortium, CA, NY, PA...............          1,454,000
    Water Conservation, KS...........................             69,000
    Water Use Efficiency and Water Quality                       346,000
     Enhancements, GA................................
    Wetland Plants, LA...............................            188,000
    Wheat Genetic Research, KS.......................            240,000
    Wood Utilization, AK, ID, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, OR,          4,545,000
     TN, WV..........................................
    Wool Research, MT, TX, WY........................            206,000
������������������������������������������������������------------------
        Subtotal.....................................         69,676,000
Other Federal Administration:
    Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants, IA...............            380,000
    Agriculture Development in the American Pacific..            349,000
    Animal Waste Management, OK......................            274,000
    Applied Agriculture and Environmental Research,              693,000
     CA..............................................
    Aquaculture Research and Education Center, PA....            300,000
    Aquaculture, OH..................................            623,000
    Best Practices in Agriculture Waste Management,              300,000
     CA..............................................
    Cellulosic Biomass, SC...........................            469,000
    Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, IA            412,000
    Center for Food Industry Excellence, TX..........            946,000
    Center for Innovative Food Technology, OH........            793,000
    Center for North American Studies, TX............            693,000
    Center for Renewable Transportation Fuel, MI.....            500,000
    Climate Forecasting, FL..........................          2,494,000
    Cotton Research, TX..............................          1,730,000
    Dietary Intervention, OH.........................            866,000
    Farmland Preservation, OH........................            105,000
    Florida Biomass to Biofuels Conversion Program,              235,000
     FL..............................................
    Greenhouse Nurseries, OH.........................          1,380,000
    High Value Horticultural Crops, VA...............            502,000
    Mariculture, NC..................................            220,000
    Medicinal and Bioactive Crop Research, TX........            280,000
    Mississippi Valley State University, Curriculum            1,002,000
     Development.....................................
    Monitoring Agricultural Sewage Sludge                        500,000
     Application, OH.................................
    NE Center for Invasive Plants, CT, ME, VT........            295,000
    Nutrition Research, NY...........................            188,000
    Nutrition and Diet, CA...........................            925,000
    Pasteurization of Shell Eggs, MI.................            935,000
    PM-10 Study, WA..................................            268,000
    Polymer Research, KS.............................          1,500,000
    Rural Agriculture Small Business Development                 500,000
     Program.........................................
    Rural Systems, MS................................            215,000
    Shrimp Aquaculture, AZ, HI, LA, MA, MS, SC, TX...          2,908,000
    Sustainable Agricultural Freshwater Conservation,          1,434,000
     TX..............................................
    University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point- Institute          1,400,000
     for Sustainable Technologies....................
    Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, OH.................            209,000
    Vitis Gene Discovery, MO.........................            422,000
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................         27,245,000
                                                      ==================
            Total, Research and Education............         96,121,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

              NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS ENDOWMENT FUND
 2009 appropriation....................................       $11,880,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        11,880,000
Provided in the bill..................................        11,880,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund, the 
Committee provides $11,880,000, the same as the amount 
available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.

                          EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................      $474,250,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       487,005,000
Provided in the bill..................................       485,466,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +11,216,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -1,539,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Extension Activities, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $485,466,000, an increase of $11,216,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$1,539,000 below the budget request.
    The following table reflects the amount provided by the 
Committee:

                                   NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
                                              EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
                                             (Dollars in Thousands)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2010 Committee
                                                            2009 enacted       2010 request      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Smith-Lever Sections 3(b) and (c).....................          $ 288,548          $ 288,548           $295,000
Smith-Lever Section 3(d):
     Farm Safety.......................................              4,863                  0              4,863
     Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP)..............             66,155             66,155             68,000
    Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program......              3,000              3,000              3,000
     New Technologies for Ag Extension.................              1,500              1,500              1,500
    Improve Rural Quality of Life......................                  0             28,000                  0
     Pest Management...................................              9,791              9,791              9,791
     Sustainable Agriculture...........................              4,568              4,568              4,568
    Children, Youth, and Families at Risk..............              8,182              8,182              8,396
     Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification.....                479                479                479
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
         Total Section 3(d) Programs...................             98,538            121,675            100,597
 1890 Colleges and Tuskegee University.................             40,150             40,150             44,000
 1890 Facilities Grants (Sec. 1447)....................             18,000             18,000             21,000
 Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA)..............              4,008              4,008              4,008
 Rural Health and Safety Education.....................              1,738              1,738                  0
 Extension Services at the 1994 Institutions...........              3,321              4,321              4,321
 Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database................                806                  0                806
 Grants to Youth Serving Institutions..................              1,767                  0              1,800
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
     Subtotal..........................................            456,876            478,440            471,532
Federal Admininstration and Special Grants:
     Ag in the Classroom...............................                553                553                553
     General Administration............................              7,433              8,012              8,012
     Other Federal Administation and Special Grants....              9,388                  0              5,369
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
         Subtotal......................................             17,374              8,565             13,934
                                                        ========================================================
             Total, Extension Activities...............            474,250            487,005            485,466
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following is a list of Congressionally-designated 
projects:

               NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
                          EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Administration and Special Grants:
    Dairy Education, IA..............................           $159,000
    Diabetes Detection and Prevention, WA, PA........          1,033,000
    Efficient Irrigation, TX, NM.....................          1,610,000
    Income Enhancement Demonstration, OH.............            864,000
    Pilot Technology Transfer, MS, OK................            209,000
    Pilot Technology Transfer, WI....................            174,000
    Potato Integrated Pest Management, ME............            280,000
    Potato Pest Management, WI.......................            277,000
    Range Improvement, NM............................            209,000
    University of Wisconsin-Extension Northern                   450,000
     Aquaculture Demonstration Facility..............
    Urban Horticulture and Marketing, IL.............            104,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Federal Administration and Special              5,369,000
         Grants......................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................       $56,864,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        56,864,000
Provided in the bill..................................        60,022,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +3,158,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +3,158,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Integrated Activities, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $60,022,000, an increase of $3,158,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$3,158,000 above the budget request.
    The following table reflects the amount provided by the 
Committee:

                                   NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
                                              INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES
                                             (Dollars in Thousands)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 2010 Committee
                                                            2009 enacted       2010 request      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section 406 Legislative Authority:
    Water Quality......................................            $12,649            $12,649            $12,649
    Food Safety........................................             14,596             14,596             14,596
    Regional Pest Management Centers...................              4,096              4,096              4,096
    Crops at Risk from FQPA Implementation.............              1,365              1,365              1,365
    FQPA Risk Mitigation Program for Major Food Crop                 4,388              4,388              4,388
     Systems...........................................
    Methyl Bromide Transition Program..................              3,054              3,054              3,054
    Organic Transition Program.........................              1,842              1,842              5,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Section 406.............................             41,990             41,990             45,148
International Science and Education Grants Program.....              3,000              3,000              3,000
Critical Issues Program................................                732                732                732
Regional Rural Development Centers Program.............              1,312              1,312              1,312
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (Homeland                    9,830              9,830              9,830
 Security).............................................
                                                        ========================================================
    Total Integrated Activities........................             56,864             56,864             60,022
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

 2009 appropriation....................................          $737,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           753,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +16,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -142,000

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and 
Regulatory Programs, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$753,000, an increase of $16,000 above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009 and $142,000 below the budget request.

               Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 2009 appropriation....................................      $876,675,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       872,423,000
Provided in the bill..................................       881,019,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +4,344,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +8,596,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
Salaries and Expenses, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $881,019,000, an increase of $4,344,000 above 
the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$8,596,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee is aware of the proposal for user fees in the 
President's budget, but does not recommend establishing such 
fees in annual appropriations acts and will consider such fees 
if they are authorized.
    The following table reflects the amounts provided by the 
Committee:

               ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pest and Disease Exclusion:
    Agricultural quarantine inspection...............            $26,000
    Cattle ticks.....................................             13,157
    Foreign animal diseases/FMD......................              4,004
    Fruit fly exclusion and detection................             62,920
    Import-export inspection.........................             13,298
    Overseas technical and trade operations..........             15,881
    Screwworm........................................             27,714
    Tropical bont tick...............................                429
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Pest and Disease Exclusion............            163,403
Plant and Animal Health Monitoring:
    Animal health monitoring & surveillance..........            115,302
    Animal and plant health regulatory enforcement...             13,983
    Avian influenza..................................             60,243
    Emergency management systems.....................             15,794
    National veterinary stockpile....................              3,757
    Pest detection...................................             28,030
    Select Agents....................................              5,176
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Plant & Animal Health Monitoring......            242,285
Pest and Disease Management:
    Aquaculture......................................              6,394
    Biological control...............................              9,967
    Brucellosis......................................              9,707
    Chronic wasting disease..........................             16,631
    Contigency fund..................................              2,058
    Cotton Pests.....................................             23,390
    Emerging plant pests.............................            156,800
    Golden nematode..................................                831
    Grasshopper and Mormon cricket...................              4,578
    Gypsy moth.......................................              5,420
    Imported fire ant................................              1,902
    Johne's disease..................................              6,876
    Noxious weeds....................................              1,547
    Plum pox.........................................              2,206
    Pseudorabies.....................................              2,510
    Scrapie..........................................             17,906
    Tuberculosis.....................................             15,516
    Wildlife services operations.....................             73,669
    Witchweed........................................              1,517
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Pest and Disease Management...........            359,425
Animal Care:
    Animal welfare...................................             21,979
    Horse protection.................................                500
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Animal Care...........................             22,479
Scientific and Technical Services:
    Biotechnology regulatory services................             13,050
    Environmental Compliance.........................              2,715
    Plant methods development labs...................              9,949
    Veterinary biologics.............................             17,325
    Veterinary diagnostics...........................             24,106
    Wildlife services methods development............             16,083
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Scientific and Technical Services.....             83,228
    Information technology infrastructure............              4,474
    Physical security................................              5,725
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Management initiatives................             10,199
                                                      ==================
            Total, Salaries and Expenses.............            881,019
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    To maintain agency functions, the Committee provides the 
requested amount for cost of living requirements.
    Cattle Fever Tick.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$13,157,000 for this program. Within this amount, the 
recommendation includes an increase of $3,000,000, as 
requested, to strengthen the implementation of the five-year 
cattle fever tick eradication strategic plan.
    The Committee recognizes the difficulties that exist in 
effectively addressing the cattle fever tick problem on the 
southern border of the United States, and therefore urges APHIS 
to continue collaborating with the appropriate federal, state, 
and local government officials, as well as non-profit 
organizations and universities, to develop and evaluate new 
methods and strategies to successfully address cattle fever 
tick issues to reduce the risk and costs associated with this 
problem.
    National Animal Identification System.--The Committee 
recommendation eliminates funding for the National Animal 
Identification System (NAIS). After receiving $142,000,000 in 
funding since fiscal year 2004, APHIS has yet to put into 
operation an effective national system that would provide 
needed animal health and livestock market benefits. The 
Committee is aware that USDA is conducting a public listening 
tour around the country for several months to develop a more 
comprehensive understanding of how to design and deliver a 
successful animal identification system. Until USDA finishes 
its listening sessions and provides details as to how it will 
implement an improved animal identification system, continued 
investments into the current NAIS are unwarranted.
    Aquaculture.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$6,394,000 for this program, as requested. Within this amount, 
the recommendation provides $4,528,000 for viral hemorrhagic 
septicemia (VHS) surveillance and management. The Committee is 
very concerned about the findings of VHS in Lake Michigan and 
the recent cases of VHS in inland waters in Michigan, New York, 
Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Committee strongly encourages APHIS to 
prioritize the limited VHS resources in regions where the 
agency has confirmed or suspected cases of viral outbreaks.
    Emerging Plant Pests.--The Committee expects the Secretary 
of Agriculture to continue to use the authority provided in 
this bill to transfer funds from the Commodity Credit 
Corporation (CCC) for the arrest and eradication of animal and 
plant pests and diseases that threaten American agriculture. By 
providing funds in this account, the Committee is enhancing, 
but not replacing, the use of CCC funding for emergency 
outbreaks.
    The Committee recommendation provides $156,800,000 for this 
program, an increase of $23,123,000 above fiscal year 2009. The 
Committee provides the following amounts for eradication and 
control activities: $43,656,000 for citrus pests and diseases; 
$35,021,000 for Asian Longhorned Beetle; $22,983,000 for 
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter/Pierce's Disease; $5,347,000 for 
Sudden Oak Death; $2,151,000 for Karnal Bunt; $34,705,000 for 
Emerald Ash Borer; $8,327,000 for Potato Cyst Nematode; 
$1,008,000 for Light Brown Apple Moth; $1,500,000 for Sirex 
Wasp; and $2,102,000 for other miscellaneous pests and 
diseases.
    In fiscal years 2007 and 2008, approximately $90,000,000 in 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds had been made 
available in addition to regularly appropriated funds for the 
light brown apple moth program. Of this amount, the President's 
budget estimates that at least $10,000,000 in CCC funding, as 
well as the $1,008,000 in appropriated funding, will be 
available in fiscal year 2010 to continue to eradicate the 
light brown apple moth. The Committee encourages the Secretary 
to utilize all funds necessary from CCC to ensure that adequate 
funding is made available for the eradication of the light 
brown apple moth in California.
    The Committee encourages APHIS to continue supporting 
projects to develop best management practices to manage P. 
ramorum (Sudden Oak Death) in nurseries, including determining 
how to prevent the spread of the disease and help nurseries 
reduce stock loss.
    The following is a list of Congressionally-designated 
projects:

               ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
                  [Congressionally-Designated Projects]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture Compliance Laboratory Equipment, Delaware            $69,000
Beaver Management in North Carolina..................            208,000
Bio-Safety Institute for Genetically Modified                    259,000
 Agriculture Products................................
Blackbird Management, Louisiana......................             94,000
Brown Tree Snake Management in Guam..................            657,000
California County Pest Detection Augmentation Program            581,000
California County Pest Detection Import Inspection               693,000
 Program.............................................
Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance, Wisconsin......          1,024,000
Cooperative Livestock Protection Program Pennsylvania            209,000
 and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture..........
Cormorant Control, Michigan..........................            139,000
Crop and Aquaculture Losses in Southeast Missouri....            207,000
Database of North Carolina's Agricultural Industry               208,000
 for Rapid Response..................................
Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis                      650,000
 Committee, MT, ID, WY...............................
Johne's Disease activities, Wisconsin................            939,000
National Agriculture Biosecurity Center, Kansas......            259,000
National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, Kiski               200,000
 Basin, Pennsylvania.................................
National Wildlife Research Station, Texas A&M........            290,000
New Jersey Gypsy Moth Pest Management................            500,000
New Mexico Rapid Syndrome Validation Program, New                379,000
 Mexico State University.............................
Nez Perce Bio-Control Center, Idaho..................            176,000
Remote Diagnostic and Wildlife Disease Surveillance,             700,000
 ND..................................................
Technology to Combat Asian Long-Horned Beetles in New            500,000
 York Forests........................................
Tri-State Predator Control Program, Idaho, Montana,              926,000
 and Wyoming.........................................
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Monitoring and                      588,000
 Management, Wisconsin...............................
Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium........          1,500,000
Wolf Predation Management in Wisconsin, Minnesota,               727,000
 and Michigan........................................
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service         12,682,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................        $4,712,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         4,712,000
Provided in the bill..................................         4,712,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Buildings 
and Facilities, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$4,712,000, the same as the amount available for fiscal year 
2009 and the same as the budget request.

                     Agricultural Marketing Service


                           MARKETING SERVICES
 2009 appropriation....................................       $86,711,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        90,848,000
Provided in the bill..................................        90,848,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +4,137,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Marketing Services of the Agricultural Marketing 
Service, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$90,848,000, an increase of $4,137,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.
    The Committee provides an increase of $2,800,000, as 
requested, to enhance the accreditation and oversight 
capabilities of the National Organic Program.

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 2009 limitation.......................................     ($62,888,000)
2010 budget limitation................................      (64,583,000)
Provided in the bill..................................      (64,583,000)
Comparison:
    2009 limitation...................................        +1,695,000
    2010 budget limitation............................            - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For a Limitation on Administrative Expenses of the 
Agricultural Marketing Service, the Committee provides 
$64,583,000, an increase of $1,695,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.

          FUNDS FOR STRENGTHENING MARKETS, INCOME, AND SUPPLY

                              (SECTION 32)

                     MARKETING AGREEMENT AND ORDERS
 2009 appropriation....................................     ($17,270,000)
2010 budget estimate..................................      (20,056,000)
Provided in the bill..................................      (20,056,000)
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +2,786,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
    The following table reflects the status of this fund for 
fiscal years 2009 through 2010:

               ESTIMATED TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE AND BALANCE CARRIED FORWARD  FISCAL YEARS 2009-2010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    FY 2010
                                                          FY 2009 estimate   FY 2010 estimate    recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation (30% of Customs Receipts)................     $7,979,334,788     $8,061,101,371     $8,061,101,371
    Rescission.........................................       -293,530,000        -43,000,000        -52,000,000
Less Transfers:
    Food and Nutrition Service.........................     -6,455,802,000     -6,747,877,000     -6,747,877,000
    Commerce Department................................       -108,510,788       -114,224,371       -114,224,371
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Transfers...............................     -6,564,312,788     -6,862,101,371     -6,862,101,371
Budget Authority.......................................      1,121,492,000      1,156,000,000      1,147,000,000
Unobligated Balance Available, Start of Year...........        293,529,985        343,491,985        343,491,985
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Available for Obligation...............................      1,415,021,985      1,499,491,985      1,490,491,985
Less Obligations:
    Child Nutrition Programs (Entitlement Commodities).        465,000,000        465,000,000        465,000,000
        12 Percent Commodity Floor Requirement.........                  0        176,000,000        176,000,000
    State Option Contract..............................                  0          5,000,000          5,000,000
    Removal of Defective Commodities...................          2,500,000          2,500,000          2,500,000
    Emergency Surplus Removal..........................        279,167,505                  0                  0
    Direct Payments....................................            750,000                  0                  0
    Disaster Relief....................................          5,000,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
    Additional Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Purchases..        119,500,000        199,000,000        199,000,000
    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program..................        108,000,000        101,000,000        101,000,000
    Whole Grain Products Study (FSA)...................          4,000,000                  0                  0
    Estimated Future Needs.............................         38,261,495        193,108,000        193,108,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Commodity Procurement...................      1,022,179,000      1,146,608,000      1,146,608,000
Administrative Funds:
    Commodity Purchase Support.........................         22,081,000         22,336,000         22,336,000
        WebSCM--Additional Funding.....................         10,000,000         10,000,000         10,000,000
    Marketing Agreements and Orders....................         17,270,000         20,056,000         20,056,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Administrative Funds....................         49,351,000         52,392,000         52,392,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Total Obligations......................................      1,071,530,000      1,199,000,000      1,199,000,000
Unobligated Balance Available, End of Year.............        343,491,985        300,491,985        291,491,985
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Marketing Agreements and Orders Program, the 
Committee provides a transfer from section 32 funds of 
$20,056,000, an increase of $2,786,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and the same amount as the 
budget request.
    The Committee provides not less than $20,000,000 in funding 
for the Web-based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM) in 
this account.
    The Committee reiterates its position that administrative 
expenses to support section 32 purposes are expressly allowed, 
and that purchase and maintenance of a computer system 
supporting commodity purchases is an authorized administrative 
expense. Development and maintenance of all previous computer 
systems to support commodity purchase, including the existing 
Processed Commodity Inventory Management System (PCIMS), have 
been funded through section 32.

                   PAYMENTS TO STATES AND POSSESSIONS
 2009 appropriation....................................        $1,334,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         1,334,000
Provided in the bill..................................         1,334,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Payments to States and Possessions, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $1,334,000, the same as the amount 
available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.

        Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 2009 appropriation....................................       $40,342,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        41,964,000
Provided in the bill..................................        41,964,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +1,622,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(GIPSA), the Committee provides $41,964,000, an increase of 
$1,622,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
the same as the budget request.
    The Committee provides the following increases, as 
requested: $722,000 for employee pay costs; and $900,000 for 
increased staff for the Packers and Stockyards program to 
strengthen the agency's compliance, investigative, and 
enforcement activities in the field.
    The Committee is aware of the proposal for user fees in the 
President's budget, but does not recommend establishing such 
fees in annual appropriations acts and will consider such fees 
if they are authorized.

        LIMITATION ON INSPECTION AND WEIGHING SERVICES EXPENSES
 2009 limitation.......................................     ($42,463,000)
2010 budget limitation................................      (42,463,000)
Provided in the bill..................................      (42,463,000)
Comparison:
    2009 limitation...................................             - - -
    2010 budget limitation............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    The Committee includes a limitation on inspection and 
weighing services expenses of $42,463,000, the same as the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the 
budget request. The bill includes authority to exceed by 10 
percent the limitation on inspection and weighing services with 
notification to the Committees on Appropriations. This allows 
for flexibility if export activities require additional 
supervision and oversight or other uncontrollable factors 
occur.

             Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety

 2009 appropriation....................................          $613,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           813,000
Provided in the bill..................................           622,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................            +9,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -191,000

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $622,000, an increase of 
$9,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a 
decrease of $191,000 below the budget request.

                   Food Safety and Inspection Service

 2009 appropriation....................................      $971,566,000
2010 budget estimate..................................     1,018,520,000
Provided in the bill..................................     1,018,520,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +46,954,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $1,018,520,000, an increase of 
$46,954,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
the same as the budget request.
    The Committee is aware of the proposal for user fees in the 
President's budget, but does not recommend establishing such 
fees in annual appropriations acts. The Committee will consider 
such fees if they are authorized.
    The Committee provides the following increases, as 
requested: $19,954,000 for employee pay costs; $23,000,000 for 
the Food Safety Public Health Infrastructure; and $4,000,000 
for food safety assessments.
    Bonuses.--In 2007, the Committee requested a report on 
bonuses awarded to senior officials for fiscal year 2007. The 
Committee asked for this report because it learned that FSIS 
spent nearly half a million dollars on bonuses for senior FSIS 
officials for fiscal year 2006, when the agency nearly 
exhausted its budget and was forced to maintain a hiring freeze 
for non-frontline positions. The Committee requests such a 
report for fiscal year 2009 and continues its direction that 
FSIS use its appropriated funds for activities directly in 
support of the public health to the maximum available extent 
before using them for bonus awards for senior officials.

                        FARM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS


    Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
                                Services

 2009 appropriation....................................          $646,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           662,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +16,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -233,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign 
Agricultural Services, the Committee provides an appropriation 
of $662,000, an increase of $16,000 above the amount available 
for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $233,000 below the 
budget request.
    The Committee encourages FSA to continue a pilot research 
program as put forth in the Memorandum of Understanding signed 
on July 2, 2008, to study the effects of harvesting pine straw 
on lands enrolled in the Conservation Research Program.

                          Farm Service Agency


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
                                                                              Transfer from
                                                            Appropriation    program accts.     Total, FSA, S&E2009 appropriation......................................    $1,170,273,000    ($312,487,000)    ($1,482,760,000)
2010 budget estimate....................................     1,253,777,000     (321,340,000)     (1,575,117,000)
Provided in the bill....................................     1,253,777,000     (321,340,000)     (1,575,117,000)
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation..................................       +83,504,000        +8,853,000         +92,357,000
    2010 budget estimate................................             - - -             - - -               - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Salaries and Expenses of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), 
the Committee provides an appropriation of $1,253,777,000 and 
transfers from other accounts of $321,340,000, for a total 
program level of $1,575,117,000. This is an increase of 
$92,357,000, as requested, above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009.
    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$25,057,000 for pay costs. The Committee also provides 
$67,300,000, as requested, for stabilization of the network and 
database/applications.
    Given the complexity and scale of FSA's information 
technology (IT) improvement initiative, however, the Committee 
seeks to ensure that FSA successfully and cost-effectively 
delivers the modernized systems. Moreover, the Committee 
recognizes that achieving FSA's IT modernization goals depends 
on coordination and integration with other IT initiatives 
across the Department that are beyond FSA's control.
    Accordingly, the Committee directs the Department to submit 
to the Committee by September 1, 2009, a description of how the 
Department will coordinate and oversee the interdependent 
planning and implementation of FSA's IT modernization 
initiative with all other related Department IT modernization 
initiatives.
    Furthermore, the Committee directs the Department to submit 
by October 1, 2009, to the Committee an expenditure plan for 
all past-and current-year funds allocated for FSA IT systems 
modernization and stabilization activities since fiscal year 
2008 that describes:
          1. the FSA IT projects funded;
          2. the expected performance capabilities and mission 
        benefits of each of these projects;
          3. the estimated and completed project cost, 
        schedule, and system operation milestones with target 
        dates;
          4. the estimated and actual costs associated with 
        attaining these milestones; and
          5. the processes, tools, contracts, and human capital 
        in place or planned to accomplish effective management 
        and oversight of the projects.
    After the initial expenditure plan, USDA is to provide 
reports by April 1, 2010, and by August 1, 2010, that provide 
updates on the cost, schedule, and system operation milestones. 
To the extent milestones are missed, the report is to provide a 
summary of the reasons why and plans for corrective actions.

                         STATE MEDIATION GRANTS
 2009 appropriation....................................        $4,369,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         4,369,000
Provided in the bill..................................         4,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          -369,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -369,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For State Mediation Grants, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $4,000,000, a decrease of $369,000 below the 
amount available in fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $369,000 
below the budget request.

               GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM
 2009 appropriation....................................        $5,000,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         5,000,000
Provided in the bill..................................         5,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Grassroots Source Water Protection Program, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $5,000,000, the same as 
the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the 
budget request.

                        DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation....................................     \1\$1,700,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        \1\930,000
Provided in the bill..................................        \1\930,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          -770,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -\1\Current indefinite appropriation.

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Dairy Indemnity Program, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of such sums as may be necessary (estimated to be 
$930,000 in the President's fiscal year 2010 budget request), a 
decrease of $770,000 below the amount estimated for fiscal year 
2009 and the same as the budget request.

           AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

                         ESTIMATED LOAN LEVELS
 2009 loan level.......................................    $3,427,584,000
2010 budget estimate..................................     4,109,457,000
Provided in the bill..................................     4,151,397,000
Comparison:
    2009 loan level...................................      +723,813,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +41,940,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund program account, 
the Committee provides a loan level of $4,151,397,000, an 
increase of $723,813,000 above the amount available in fiscal 
year 2009 and an increase of $41,940,000 above the budget 
request.
    The following table reflects the loan levels for the 
Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund program account:

                AGRICULTURE CREDIT PROGRAMS--LOAN LEVELS

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                      FY 2010        Committee
                                                                  FY 2009  level     estimate       provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Farm loan programs:
  Farm ownership:
    Direct......................................................        $222,298        $392,990        $392,990
    Guaranteed..................................................       1,238,768       1,500,000       1,500,000
  Farm operating:
    Direct......................................................         575,095         700,000         700,000
    Unsubsidized guaranteed.....................................       1,017,497       1,150,000       1,150,000
    Subsidized guaranteed.......................................         269,986         144,467         144,467
Indian tribe land acquisition...................................           3,940           2,000           3,940
Conservation:
    Direct......................................................               0          75,000          75,000
    Guaranteed..................................................               0          75,000          75,000
Indian highly fractionated land.................................               0          10,000          10,000
Boll weevil eradication.........................................         100,000          60,000         100,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total, farm loans.........................................      $3,427,584      $4,109,457      $4,151,397
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       ESTIMATED LOAN SUBSIDY AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES LEVELS
                                                    Direct loan     Guaranteed                    Administrative
                                                      subsidy      loan subsidy       Grants          expenses2009 appropriation..............................     $80,767,000     $66,655,000               0    $317,323,000
2010 budget estimate............................      51,072,000      53,050,000      $5,000,000     326,093,000
Provided in the bill............................      51,072,000      53,050,000               0     326,093,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation..........................     -29,695,000     -13,605,000           - - -      +8,770,000
    2010 budget estimate........................           - - -           - - -      -5,000,000           - - - 

    The following table reflects the costs of loan programs 
under credit reform:

                                AGRICULTURE CREDIT PROGRAMS--SUBSIDIES AND GRANTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 FY 2009           FY 2010          Committee
                                                                estimate          estimate         provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Farm loan subsidies:
  Farm ownership:
    Direct................................................           $12,715           $16,034           $16,034
    Guaranteed............................................             4,088             5,550             5,550
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................................            16,803            21,584            21,584
                                                           =====================================================
  Farm operating:
    Direct................................................            67,804            33,180            33,180
    Guaranteed unsubsidized...............................            25,336            26,910            26,910
    Guaranteed subsidized.................................            37,231            20,312            20,312
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................................           130,371            80,402            80,402
                                                           =====================================================
Indian tribe land acquisition.............................               248                 0                 0
Conservation:
    Direct................................................                 0             1,065             1,065
    Guaranteed............................................                 0               278               278
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal............................................                 0             1,343             1,343
                                                           =====================================================
Indian highly fractionated land...........................                 0               793               793
Individual development accounts...........................                 0             5,000                 0
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total, Farm loan subsidies............................          $147,422          $109,122          $104,122
                                                           =====================================================
ACIF expenses:
  Salaries and expenses...................................           309,403           318,173           318,713
  Administrative expenses.................................             7,920             7,920             7,920
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
    Total, ACIF expenses..................................          $317,323          $326,093          $326,093
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Risk Management Agency

 2009 appropriation....................................       $77,177,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        80,325,000
Provided in the bill..................................        80,325,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +3,148,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Risk Management Agency, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $80,325,000, an increase of $3,148,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the 
budget request.
    The Committee provides increases, as requested, for: pay 
costs, $1,348,000; and $1,800,000 for an additional 15 staff 
years for enhanced compliance and oversight work.

                              CORPORATIONS


                Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund

 2009 appropriation.............................          1$6,582,945,000
2010 budget estimate...........................           17,502,601,000
Provided in the bill...........................            7,502,601,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.........................             +919,656,000
    2010 budget estimate.......................                    - - - 
\1\Current indefinite appropriation.

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of such sums as may be 
necessary (estimated to be $7,502,601,000 in the President's 
fiscal year 2010 budget request), an increase of $919,656,000 
above the amount provided in fiscal year 2009 and the same as 
the budget request.

                   Commodity Credit Corporation Fund


                 REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation.............................         1$11,106,324,000
2010 budget estimate...........................          113,878,054,000
Provided in the bill...........................          113,878,054,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.........................           +2,771,730,000
    2010 budget estimate.......................                    - - - 
1Current indefinite appropriation.

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Reimbursement for Net Realized Losses to the Commodity 
Credit Corporation, the Committee provides such sums as may be 
necessary to reimburse for net realized losses sustained, but 
not previously reimbursed (estimated to be $13,878,054,000 in 
the President's fiscal year 2009 budget request), an increase 
of $2,771,730,000 above the amount estimated in fiscal year 
2009 and the same as the budget request.
    The Commmittee is concerned about well-documented reports 
of overpayments in the direct and countercyclical farm payments 
program. A recent USDA study identified roughly $50,000,000 in 
improper payments to farmers who were ineligible for these 
payments. Therefore, the Committee directs UDA to submit to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations an official 
estimate of overpayments made to ineligible farmers. In 
addition, the Committee directs USDA to include in such report 
a plan to prevent future improper payments and to recoup all 
improper payments that have been made prior to October 1, 2009.

                       HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

                        (LIMITATION ON EXPENSES)
 2009 limitation................................               $5,000,000
2010 budget estimate...........................                5,000,000
Provided in the bill...........................                5,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 limitation............................                    - - -
    2010 budget estimate.......................                    - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For CCC Hazardous Waste Management, the Committee provides 
a limitation of $5,000,000, the same as the amount available 
for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget request.

                    TITLE II--CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

  Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment
 2009 appropriation....................................          $758,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           774,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +16,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -121,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources 
and Environment, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$774,000, an increase of $16,000 above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $121,000 below the budget 
request.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service


                        CONSERVATION OPERATIONS
 2009 appropriation....................................      $853,400,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       867,197,000
Provided in the bill..................................       869,397,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +15,997,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +2,200,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Conservation Operations, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $869,397,000, an increase of $15,997,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$2,200,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee provides $9,930,000 for the Grazing Lands 
Conservation Initiative and does not include the reduction 
proposed in the request. The Committee recommendation includes 
$10,965,000 for the Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting 
program, $11,088,000 for Plant Materials Centers, and 
$93,939,000 for the Soil Surveys Program. For Conservation 
Technical Assistance, $743,475,000 is provided. The 
recommendation for each program includes pay costs, as 
requested.
    State funding allocations.--The Committee is concerned that 
funding allocations to the States are being reduced in 
proportion to Congressional projects funded in the Conservation 
Operations account. The Committee directs the Chief of the 
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in making the 
fiscal year 2010 Conservation Operations funding allocations to 
the States, to treat Congressional projects as additions to the 
States' funding allocation. The Committee directs the NRCS to 
provide a report to the Committee on Appropriations, not later 
than 45 days after the enactment of this Act, including the 
following: fiscal year 2009 Conservation Operations allocation 
by State, fiscal year 2010 Conservation Operations allocation 
by State, the fiscal year 2010 Congressional projects by State, 
and the total Conservation Operations allocation by State. In 
addition, the Chief of the NRCS is directed to inform the 
Committee immediately about any changes to the formula or 
process by which the base state allocations are made.
    Great Lakes Interagency Task Force.--To more effectively 
organize environmental restoration activities to address non-
point source pollution concerns, the Committee encourages NRCS 
to coordinate closely with the Great Lakes Interagency Task 
Force. The Committee directs NRCs to provide a summary report 
to the Committee on its coordination activities with the 
interagency task force by December 1, 2009.
    The following is a list of Congressionally-designated 
projects:

                 NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
     [Conservation Operations, Congressionally-Designated Projects]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Development and Resource Conservation,             $376,000
 Hawaii RC&D Councils................................
Assistance to Improve Water Quality for Tarrant                  336,000
 County, Texas.......................................
Audubon Conservation Curriculum......................            333,000
Best Management Practices and Master Farmer Special              267,000
 Research Grant with LSU, LA.........................
Cane Run Creek Watershed Remediation, Kentucky.......            400,000
Carson City Waterfall Fire Restoration, Carson City,             375,000
 Nevada..............................................
CEMSA with Iowa Soybean Association..................            288,000
Chesapeake Bay Activities............................          3,998,000
Conservation Planning, Massachusetts and Wisconsin...            423,000
Conservation Technical Assistance in New Jersey......            236,000
Cooperative Agreement with Tufts University,                     333,000
 Connecticut.........................................
Deer Creek Watershed Conservation and Restoration,               400,000
 Maryland............................................
Farm Viability Program, Vermont......................            236,000
Fountain Creek Watershed Project, Colorado...........            500,000
Genesee River Watershed, New York....................            500,000
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission                 2,423,000
 Cooperative Agreement...............................
Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Wisconsin.....            835,000
Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and                   404,000
 Sediment Control....................................
Green Institute, Florida.............................            267,000
Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education Watershed              282,000
 Project, Texas State University.....................
Hawaii Plant Materials Center, Hawaii................            106,000
Hungry Canyons Alliance, Iowa........................            282,000
Kentucky Soil Erosion Control........................            724,000
Long Island Sound Watershed, New York................            133,000
Massaro Community Farm, Connecticut..................            300,000
Maumee Watershed Hydrological and Flood Mitigation,              667,000
 Ohio................................................
Mojave Water Agency Non-Native Plant Removal,                    667,000
 California..........................................
Municipal Water District of Orange County for                    134,000
 Efficient Irrigation, California....................
Operation Oak Program................................            267,000
Pace University Land Use Law Center, White Plains,               133,000
 New York............................................
Pastureland Management/Rotational Grazing, New York..            400,000
Quabbin to Cardigan Conservation Initiative, New                 282,000
 Hampshire...........................................
Range Revegetation for Fort Hood, Texas..............            333,000
Sand County Foundation, Wisconsin....................            892,000
Tallgrass Prairie Center--Native Seed Testing Lab,               298,000
 Iowa................................................
Technical Assistance Grants to Kentucky Soil                     545,000
 Conservation Districts, Kentucky Division of
 Conservation........................................
Technical Assistance to Livestock/Poultry Producers,             300,000
 North Carolina......................................
Town of Cary Swift Creek Stream Bank Restoration,                199,000
 North Carolina......................................
Upper White River Basin Water Quality, Missouri......            287,000
Water Quality Protection Program for the Monterey Bay            400,000
 Sanctuary, California...............................
Watershed Agricultural Council, New York.............            480,000
Watershed Demonstration Project, Iowa................            134,000
Watershed Protection Plan for Hood County, Texas.....             67,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Conservation Operations...................         21,242,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               WATERSHED AND FLOOD PREVENTION OPERATIONS
 2009 appropriation....................................       $24,289,000
2010 budget estimate..................................                 0
Provided in the bill..................................        20,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        -4,289,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +20,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $20,000,000, a decrease 
of $4,289,000 below the amount available in fiscal year 2009 
and an increase of $20,000,000 above the budget request. 
Language is included which limits the amount spent on technical 
assistance to not more than $12,000,000.
    The following is a list of Congressionally-designated 
projects:

                 NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
 [Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations, Congressionally-Designated
                                Projects]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alameda Creek Watershed Project, California..........         $1,337,000
Big Slough Watershed Project, Arkansas...............             57,000
Departee Creek Watershed Project, Arkansas...........            110,000
Farmington River Restoration Project, Riverton,                  500,000
 Connecticut.........................................
Hurricane Katrina Related Watershed Restoration                  229,000
 Project, Mississippi................................
Lake Oscawana Management and Restoration Plan, New               400,000
 York................................................
Little Sioux Watershed Project, Iowa.................          1,146,000
Lower Hamakua Ditch Watershed Project, Hawaii........          1,169,000
Pidcock-Mill Creeks Watershed Project, Pennsylvania..            573,000
Richland Creek Reservoir, Paulding County, Georgia...            100,000
Soap Creek Watershed Project, Iowa...................            984,000
South Fork of the Licking River Watershed Project,               125,000
 Ohio................................................
Upcountry Maui Watershed Project, Hawaii.............          1,815,000
Wailuku-Alenaio Watershed Project, Hawaii............            191,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations.          8,736,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM
 2009 appropriation....................................       $40,000,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        40,161,000
Provided in the bill..................................        40,161,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................          +161,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Watershed Rehabilitation Program, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $40,161,000, an increase of 
$161,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the 
same as the budget request.

                 RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
 2009 appropriation....................................       $50,730,000
2010 budget estimate..................................                 0
Provided in the bill..................................        50,730,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................                 0
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +50,730,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Resource Conservation and Development, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $50,730,000, the same as the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$50,730,000 above the budget request.
    The recommendation includes funding for each of the 375 
Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils to have a 
Federal coordinator.
    The Committee encourages NRCS to continue to work with the 
Councils to develop appropriate measures of effectiveness for 
both conservation and economic development. Therefore, future 
budget proposals can be based on the effectiveness and 
performance of the program.
    The Committee expects NRCS to promptly fill RC&D 
coordinator vacancies, and to allocate funding equitably among 
the existing councils.

                 TITLE III--RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

          Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development
 2009 appropriation....................................          $646,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           895,000
Provided in the bill..................................           660,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +14,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -235,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural 
Development, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$660,000, an increase of $14,000 above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $235,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Committee recognizes the important roles that Rural 
Economic Area Partnership Zones play in rural communities. The 
Committee encourages the Department to prioritize Rural 
Economic Area Partnership Zones when it distributes funds under 
the Rural Business Opportunity and Rural Business Enterprise 
Grant programs.
    The Committee is aware that the Department of Agriculture 
is currently considering a redefinition of eligibility for the 
section 9007 REAP program for agricultural producers in urban 
areas and encourages the Department to design rules for fiscal 
year 2010 that allow agricutural producers to participate in 
the program regardless of their geography as authorized by the 
2008 Farm Bill.
    The Committee notes that the 2008 Farm Bill authorized 
section 6015, locally or regionally produced agricultural food 
products. This section provides that in addition to rural 
areas, urban communities are eligible for this purpose and that 
five percent of the guaranteed business and industry loan 
program shall be made available to carry out section 6015. The 
Committee directs the Department to provide direction to the 
state offices for solicitation of loan applications that meet 
this new eligibility and to more effectively utilize this new 
authority to maximize opportunities to serve food insecure 
regions.

                Rural Development Salaries and Expenses

                                                                                                    Committee
                                                            FY 2009 estimate  FY 2010 estimate     provisionsAppropriations............................................      $192,484,000      $195,987,000      $195,987,000
Transfer from:
    Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account..........       460,217,000       468,593,000       468,593,000
    Rural Development Loan Fund Program Account...........         4,853,000         4,941,000         4,941,000
    Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans            39,245,000        39,959,000        39,959,000
     Program Account......................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, RD Salaries and Expenses.....................      $696,799,000      $709,480,000      $709,480,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Salaries and Expenses of the Rural Development mission 
areas, the Committee provides an appropriation of $709,480,000, 
an increase of $12,681,000 above the amount available for 
fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget request.
    Of the amount provided, the Committee expects that 
$2,500,000 will be for projects and additional National Office 
staffing associated with maintaining the compliance, safety, 
and soundness of the portfolio of loans guaranteed through the 
section 502 guaranteed single family housing loan program.

                         Rural Housing Service


              RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 Administrative
                                                             Loan level       Subsidy level         expenses
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation.....................................     $7,599,821,000       $200,951,000       $460,217,000
2010 budget estimate...................................      7,580,409,000        155,732,000        468,593,000
Provided in the bill...................................      7,590,897,000        158,589,000        468,593,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.................................         -8,924,000        -42,362,000         +8,376,000
    2010 budget estimate...............................        +10,488,000         +2,857,000              - - -
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account, the 
Committee provides a loan level of $7,590,897,000, a decrease 
of $8,924,000 below the amount available in fiscal year 2009 
and an increase of $10,488,000 above the budget request.
    The following table reflects the loan levels for the Rural 
Housing Insurance Fund program account:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Committee
                                                           FY 2009 level     FY 2010 estimate      provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rural Housing Insurance Fund Loans
    Single family housing (sec. 502):
        Direct.........................................         $1,121,488         $1,121,488         $1,121,488
        Unsubsidized guaranteed........................          6,223,859          6,204,444          6,204,444
    Housing repair (sec. 504)..........................             34,410             34,412             34,412
    Rental housing (sec. 515)..........................             69,512             69,512             80,000
     Multi-family guaranteed (sec. 538)................            129,090            129,090            129,090
    Housing site development (sec. 524)................              5,045              5,045              5,045
    Credit sales of acquired property..................             11,447             11,448             11,448
    Self-help housing land development fund............              4,970              4,970              4,970
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Loan authorization........................         $7,599,821         $7,580,409         $7,590,897
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The following table reflects the costs of loan programs 
under credit reform:

       ESTIMATED LOAN SUBSIDY AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES LEVELS

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Committee
                                                           FY 2009 level     FY 2010 estimate      provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account (loan
 subsidies):
    Single family housing (sec. 502):
        Direct.........................................            $75,364            $40,710            $40,710
        Unsubsidized guaranteed........................             79,043             89,624             89,624
    Housing repair (sec. 504)..........................              9,246              4,422              4,422
    Rental housing (sec. 515)..........................             28,611             18,935             21,792
    Multi-family guaranteed (sec. 538).................              8,082              1,485              1,485
    Credit sales of acquired property..................                523                556                556
    Self-help housing land development fund............                 82                  0                  0
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Loan subsidies............................           $200,951           $155,732           $158,589
                                                        ========================================================
RHIF expenses:
    Administrative expenses............................           $460,217           $468,593           $468,593
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
 2009 appropriation....................................      $902,500,000
2010 budget estimate..................................     1,091,430,000
Provided in the bill..................................       980,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +77,500,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................      -111,430,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rental Assistance Program, the Committee provides a 
program level of $980,000,000 an increase of $77,500,000 above 
the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$111,430,000 below the budget request.

           MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 2009 appropriation....................................       $27,714,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        26,616,000
Provided in the bill..................................        31,756,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +4,042,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +5,140,000
    For the Multifamily Housing Revitalization Program Account, 
the Committee provides an appropriation of $31,756,000, an 
increase of $4,042,000 above the amount available in fiscal 
year 2009 and an increase of $5,140,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee provides $4,965,000 for the rural housing 
voucher program; $1,791,000 for the preservation of the section 
515 multi-family housing portfolio; and $25,000,000 to continue 
a demonstration program for projects financed under the section 
515 program.

                  MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING GRANTS
 2009 appropriation....................................       $38,727,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        38,727,000
Provided in the bill..................................        45,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +6,273,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +6,273,000

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Mutual and Self-Help Housing Grants, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $45,000,000, an increase of 
$6,273,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and 
an increase of $6,273,000 above the budget request.

                    RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation....................................       $41,500,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        41,500,000
Provided in the bill..................................        45,500,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +4,000,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        +4,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Housing Assistance Grants program, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $45,500,000, an increase 
of $4,000,000 above the amount provided in fiscal year 2009 and 
an increase of $4,000,000 above the budget request. The 
appropriated amount includes $31,600,000 for very-low income 
housing repair grants, $9,400,000 for rural housing 
preservation grants, and $500,000 for the compensation for 
construction defects program.

                       FARM LABOR PROGRAM ACCOUNT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Loan level       Subsidy level        Grants
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation........................................       $21,678,000        $9,135,000        $9,134,000
2010 budget estimate......................................        21,677,000         7,834,000         9,134,000
Provided in the bill......................................        30,501,000        11,023,000        11,500,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation....................................        +8,823,000        +1,888,000        +2,366,000
    2010 budget estimate..................................        +8,824,000        +3,189,000        +2,366,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Farm Labor program account, the Committee provides 
a loan subsidy of $11,023,000, which supports a loan level of 
$30,501,000, an increase of $1,888,000 in loan subsidy and an 
increase of $8,823,000 in loan level above the amount available 
in fiscal year 2009, and an increase of $3,189,000 in loan 
subsidy and an increase of $8,824,000 in loan level above the 
amount in the budget request.
    The Committee also provides $11,500,000 in grants, an 
increase of $2,366,000 above the amount available in fiscal 
year 2009 and an increase of $2,366,000 above the budget 
request.

               RURAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation....................................       $63,830,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        54,993,000
Provided in the bill..................................        51,091,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       -12,739,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -3,902,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Community Facilities Program Account, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $51,091,000, a decrease 
of $12,739,000 below the amount available in fiscal year 2009 
and a decrease of $3,902,000 below the budget request.
    The following table provides the Committee's 
recommendations as compared to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 FY 2010           Committee
                                                           FY 2009  level       estimated          provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan levels:
    Community facility direct loans....................         ($294,948)         ($294,962)         ($294,962)
    Community facility guaranteed loans................          (206,425)          (206,417)          (206,417)
Subsidy and grants:
    Community facility direct loans....................             16,871              3,864              3,864
    Community facility guaranteed loans................              6,358              6,626              6,626
    Community facility grants..........................             20,373             20,373             20,373
    Other..............................................             20,228             24,130             20,228
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Rural Community Facilities Program                 63,830             54,993             51,091
           subsidy and grants..........................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following programs are included in bill language for 
the Rural Community Facilities Program: $6,256,000 is for the 
Rural Community Development Initiative; $3,972,000 is for 
community facilities grants to tribal colleges; $10,000,000 is 
for economic impact initiative grants; and $1,000,000 is for 
empowerment zones and enterprise communities (EZ/EC) and 
communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural 
Economic Area Partnership Zones.

                   Rural Business-Cooperative Service


                     RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation....................................       $87,385,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        97,116,000
Provided in the bill..................................        97,116,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +9,731,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Business Program Account, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $97,116,000, an increase of 
$9,731,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and 
the same as the budget request.
    The following table provides the Committee's 
recommendations as compared to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 FY 2010           Committee
                                                           FY 2009  level       estimated          provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan level:
    Business and industry guaranteed loans.............         ($993,000)         ($993,002)         ($993,002)
Subsidy and grants:
    Business and industry guaranteed loans.............             43,196             52,927             52,927
    Rural business enterprise grants...................             38,727             38,727             38,727
    Rural business opportunity grants..................              2,483              2,483              2,483
    Delta regional authority...........................              2,979              2,979              2,979
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Rural Business Program subsidy and                 87,385             97,116             97,116
           grants......................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following programs are included in bill language for 
the Rural Business Program: $500,000 for rural transportation 
technical assistance; $4,000,000 for Federally Recognized 
Native American Tribes, of which $250,000 is for transportation 
technical assistance; and $8,300,000 is for empowerment zones 
and enterprise communities (EZ/EC) and communities designated 
by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area 
Partnership Zones.

              RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                  Administrative
                                                                    Loan level     Subsidy level     expenses
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation..............................................     $33,536,000     $14,035,000      $4,853,000
2010 budget estimate............................................      33,536,000       8,464,000       4,941,000
Provided in the bill............................................      33,536,000       8,464,000       4,941,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation..........................................           - - -      -5,571,000         +88,000
    2010 budget estimate........................................           - - -           - - -           - - -
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Development Loan Fund program account, the 
Committee provides for a loan level of $33,536,000, the same as 
the amount provided for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the 
budget request.
    For the estimated loan subsidy, the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $8,464,000, a decrease of $5,571,000 below the 
amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.
    In addition, the Committee provides $4,941,000 for 
administrative expenses, an increase of $88,000 above the 
amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request.

            RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING RECISSION OF FUNDS)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Loan level
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation......................................     $33,077,000
2010 budget estimate....................................      33,077,000
Provided in the bill....................................      33,077,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation..................................           - - -
    2010 budget estimate................................           - - -
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Economic Development Loans Program Account, 
the Committee provides for a loan level of $33,077,000, the 
same as the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the budget request.

                  RURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
 2009 appropriation....................................       $12,636,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        38,636,000
Provided in the bill..................................        30,636,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +18,000,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -8,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Rural Cooperative Development Grants, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $30,636,000, an increase of 
$18,000,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
a decrease of $8,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee provides a total of $30,636,000 for the Rural 
Cooperative Development Grant program, of which: $2,582,000 is 
provided for a cooperative agreement for the Appropriate 
Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) program through a 
cooperative agreement with the National Center for Appropriate 
Technology; $3,463,000 is for cooperatives or associations of 
cooperatives whose primary focus is to provide assistance to 
small, minority producers; $5,424,000 is for cooperative 
development grants; $300,000 is for a cooperative research 
agreement with a qualified academic institution; and 
$18,867,000 is for the value-added agricultural product market 
development grant program.

            RURAL MICROENTERPRISE INVESTMENT PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 2009 appropriation....................................                 0
2010 budget estimate..................................       $22,000,000
Provided in the bill..................................                 0
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................       -22,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Microenterprise Investment Program Account, 
the Committee does not provide an appropriation, the same as 
the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$22,000,000 below the budget request. The 2008 Farm Bill 
provided $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2010 for this program.

       RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES GRANTS
 2009 appropriation....................................        $8,130,000
2010 budget estimate..................................                 0
Provided in the bill..................................                 0
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        -8,130,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Rural Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities 
Grants, the Committee does not provide an appropriation, a 
decrease of $8,130,000 below the amount available in fiscal 
year 2009 and the same as the budget request.

                    RURAL ENERGY FOR AMERICA PROGRAM

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Loan level     Subsidy level      Grants
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation.............................................      $25,780,000      $2,500,000      $2,500,000
2010 budget estimate...........................................      246,334,000      33,600,000      34,530,000
Provided in the bill...........................................       73,314,000      10,000,000      10,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.........................................      +47,534,000      +7,500,000      +7,500,000
    2010 budget estimate.......................................     -173,020,000     -23,600,000     -24,530,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Energy for America Program, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $20,000,000, an increase of 
$15,000,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and 
a decrease of $48,130,000 below the budget request.
    The 2008 Farm Bill provided $60,000,000 in mandatory 
funding for this program in fiscal year 2010, which provides an 
additional program level of $244,000,000.
    The Committee expects the Department to fund projects that 
use a variety of feedstock alternatives and other alternative 
sources of renewable energy such as wind, solar and anaerobic 
digesters.

                 BIOREFINERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 2009 appropriation....................................                 0
2010 budget estimate..................................       $17,339,000
Provided in the bill..................................                 0
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................       -17,339,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Biorefinery Assistance Program Account, the 
Committee does not provide an appropriation, the same as the 
amount available in fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$17,339,000 below the budget request. The 2008 Farm Bill 
provided $245,000,000 in mandatory funding for this program in 
fiscal year 2010, which provides a program level of 
$690,725,000.

                        Rural Utilities Service


             RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 2009 appropriation....................................      $556,268,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       546,230,000
Provided in the bill..................................       546,230,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       -10,038,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account, the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $546,230,000, a decrease 
of $10,038,000 below the amount available in fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the budget request.
    The following table provides the Committee's 
recommendations as compared to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 FY 2010           Committee
                                                           FY 2009  level       estimated          provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan levels:
    Water and waste direct loans.......................       ($1,094,500)       ($1,022,163)       ($1,022,163)
    Water and waste guaranteed loans...................           (75,000)           (75,000)           (75,000)
Subsidy and grants:
    Water and waste disposal direct loans..............            142,285             77,071             77,071
    Water and waste disposal grants....................            391,552            464,228            464,228
    Solid waste management grants......................              3,441              3,441              3,441
    High Energy Cost Grants............................             17,500                  0                  0
    Other..............................................              1,490              1,490              1,490
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program                 556,268            546,230            546,230
       subsidy and grants..............................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following programs are included in bill language for 
the Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program: $993,000 is for 
grants to nonprofit organizations to finance construction, 
refurbishing, and servicing of individually-owned household 
water well systems in rural areas; $41,085,000 is for water and 
waste disposal systems in the Colonias and for Federally 
Recognized Native American Tribes; $19,500,000 is for technical 
assistance for rural water and waste systems, of which 
$6,000,000 is for a rural community assistance program, and of 
which $800,000 is for technical assistance for rural water 
systems for tribal communities; $15,000,000 is for a circuit 
rider program; and $12,700,000 is for empowerment zones and 
enterprise communities (EZ/EC) and communities designated by 
the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership 
Zones.

   RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
                                                                                                  Administrative
                                                                   Loan level      Subsidy level     expenses2009 appropriation............................................    $7,290,000,000        $525,000     $39,245,000
2010 budget estimate..........................................     7,290,000,000               0      39,959,000
Provided in the bill..........................................     7,290,000,000               0      39,959,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation........................................             - - -        -525,000        +714,000
    2010 budget estimate......................................             - - -           - - -           - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans 
Program Account, the Committee provides a loan level of 
$7,920,000,000, the same as the amount available in fiscal year 
2009 and the same as the budget request. In addition, the 
Committee provides $39,959,000 for administrative expenses, an 
increase of $714,000 above the amount available in 2009 and the 
same as the budget request.
    The following table reflects the loan levels for the Rural 
Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program account:

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Committee
                                                             FY 2009 enacted  FY 2010 estimate     provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan authorizations:
    Electric:
        Direct, 5%........................................          $100,000          $100,000          $100,000
        Direct, FFB.......................................         6,500,000         6,500,000         6,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal......................................         6,600,000         6,600,000         6,600,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Telecommunications:
        Direct, 5%........................................           145,000           145,000           145,000
        Direct, Treasury rate.............................           250,000           250,000           250,000
        Direct, FFB.......................................           295,000           295,000           295,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal......................................           690,000           690,000           690,000
                                                           =====================================================
            Total, Loan authorizations....................        $7,290,000        $7,290,000        $7,290,000
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       ESTIMATED LOAN SUBSIDY AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES LEVELS

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Committee
                                                             FY 2009 enacted  FY 2010 estimate     provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan subsidies:
    Telecommunications:
        Direct, Treasury rate.............................              $525                 0                 0
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal......................................               525                 0                 0
                                                           =====================================================
            Total, Loan subsidies.........................               525                 0                 0
                                                           =====================================================
    Electric and Telecommunications expenses:
        Administrative expenses...........................           $39,245           $39,959           $39,959
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         DISTANCE LEARNING, TELEMEDICINE AND BROADBAND PROGRAM
                                                                   Loan level      Subsidy level      Grants2009 appropriation............................................      $400,487,000     $15,619,000     $48,161,000
2010 budget estimate..........................................       531,699,000      38,495,000      43,196,000
Provided in the bill..........................................       400,000,000      28,960,000      52,731,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation........................................          -487,000     +13,341,000      +4,570,000
    2010 budget estimate......................................      -131,699,000      -9,535,000      +9,535,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband 
Program, the Committee provides an appropriation of 
$81,691,000, an increase of $17,911,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request, including: $34,755,000 for Distance Learning and 
Telemedicine Grants; $28,960,000 for Broadband 
Telecommunications loan subsidy, which supports a loan level of 
$400,000,000; and $17,976,000 for Broadband Grants.
                    TITLE IV--DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
 2009 appropriation....................................          $610,000
2010 budget estimate..................................           813,000
Provided in the bill..................................           623,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................           +13,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................          -190,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition 
and Consumer Services, the Committee provides an appropriation 
of $623,000, an increase of $13,000 above the amount provided 
in fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $190,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about privatization 
of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Indiana. 
The Committee directs the Secretary to continue comprehensive 
oversight and undertake an evaluation of this effort. The 
Committee further directs the Secretary to continue providing 
the Committee with quarterly reports on this contract, 
including the effects on enrollment, program access, error 
rates, and spending on administrative expenses. The quarterly 
report should also include a summary and an assessment of the 
key performance standards broken out by demographic and sub-
state population data included in the monthly Indiana Program 
Operations Data reports required by USDA. The Committee also 
directs the Secretary to delay further expansion of the project 
if the state's program does not meet basic program integrity 
and access standards or if performance standards as stated in 
the contract are not met.
    The Committee directs the Department to provide within 120 
days of enactment, a report to the Committees that details: (a) 
opportunities to streamline procurement rules for schools 
wishing to purchase food locally; (b) suggestions for making 
food procurement data more readily available to local 
jurisdictions, to the states and for the food and nutrition 
service; and (c) suggestions for requirements of new 
legislative authority or programs that may be needed if schools 
and jurisdictions are unable to purchase food locally.
    The Committee directs FNS to continue making all policy 
documents related to the WIC program (including, but not 
limited to, instructions, memoranda, guidance, and questions 
and answers) available to the public on the internet within one 
week of their release to state WIC administrators.
    The Committee directs the Department to report to the 
Committees within 180 days on the national demand for farm to 
school programs. Farm to school programs enable children to 
have access to nutritious food while benefiting community and 
local farmers by providing a consistent, reliable market.

                       Food and Nutrition Service


                        CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
                                                               Direct         Transfer from      Total program
                                                           appropriation        section 32           level2009 appropriation.....................................     $8,496,109,000     $6,455,802,000    $14,951,911,000
2010 budget estimate...................................     10,049,369,000      6,747,877,000     16,797,246,000
Provided in the bill...................................     10,051,707,000      6,747,877,000     16,799,584,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.................................     +1,555,598,000       +292,075,000     +1,847,673,000
    2010 budget estimate...............................         +2,338,000              - - -         +2,338,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Child Nutrition Programs, the Committee provides a 
total of $16,799,584,000, an increase of $1,847,673,000 above 
the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$2,338,000 above the budget request. Of the total amount 
provided, $10,051,707,000 is by direct appropriation and 
$6,747,877,000 is by transfer from Section 32.
    The following table reflects the Committee recommendations 
for the child nutrition programs:

                         [Dollars in thousands]

Child Nutrition Programs:
    School lunch program................................      $9,821,347
    School breakfast program............................       2,866,683
    Child and adult care food program...................       2,686,523
    Summer food service program.........................         377,752
    Special milk program................................          13,590
    State administrative expenses.......................         193,268
    Commodity procurement...............................         793,045
    Team nutrition......................................          15,016
    Food safety education...............................           2,510
    Coordinated review..................................           5,751
    Computer support and processing.....................           9,525
    CACFP training and technical assistance.............           3,537
    Studies and other activities........................          11,037
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................      16,799,584

    The Committee provides $2,510,000 for Food Safety Education 
and encourages FNS to continue developing materials to educate 
children and their families on food safety issues such as 
anaphylaxis, to conduct further research into the causes of 
foodborne illness in schools using CDC data, support 
educational initiatives on the occurrence of foodborne illness 
outbreaks in schools and other food safety education 
activities.
    The Committee provides $5,000,000 to implement Hunger-Free 
Community grants as authorized in Section 4405 of the Food, 
Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. These funds will be used 
for competitive grants that focus on promotion, outreach, 
demonstration projects and technical assistance to community 
gardens, community-supported agriculture programs, and linkages 
between farmers and local markets.
    The Committee provides $2,338,000 to enable the agency to 
increase efforts to work directly with State and local 
administrators to provide technical assistance to promote 
accuracy in payments, and to develop appropriate improvement 
strategies. Funding will support increased technical assistance 
to States in areas such as data analysis, policy interpretation 
and training development.
    The Committee supports continued efforts by FNS to 
encourage school districts to provide a lactose intolerant 
beveage option and vegetarian option for children participating 
in the School lunch and School breakfast programs.
    The Committee is concerned about an FNS report, verified by 
the Government Accountability Office, identifying improper 
payments of approximately $860,000,000 (representing 8.6 
percent of the total program cost in 2006) to schools 
participating in the school lunch and school breakfast 
programs. Therefore, the Committee directs USDA to submit a 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
detailing plans to present future improper payments and to 
recapture prior improper payment amounts or reduce future state 
allocations in amounts equal to the estimated overpayments by 
such states.
    The Committee further directs USDA to report on costs 
incurred on preparing this report and the cost to recapture 
prior improper payments. In addition the report should include 
administration efficiencies to address under certification 
issues.

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN 
                                 (WIC)
 2009 appropriation....................................    $6,860,000,000
2010 budget estimate..................................     7,777,000,000
Provided in the bill..................................     7,541,000,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................      +681,000,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................      -236,000,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
Infants, and Children (WIC), the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $7,541,000,000, an increase of $681,000,000 
above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease 
of $236,00,000 below the budget request.
    The President's request included an increase of 
$625,000,000 to provide an estimated average monthly 
participation of 9.8 million and average monthly food cost per 
person at $45.01 in fiscal year 2010. Given the uncertainty of 
participation, the Committee is providing an increase of 
$645,000,000 to support an average monthly participation of 
10.1 million.
    The Committee does not provide the additional $225,000,000 
requested in the President's budget to increase the contingency 
fund to $750,000,000 in fiscal year 2010. It is currently 
estimated that $487,000,000 will be available in the 
contingency fund in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee will continue to monitor WIC food costs, 
participation, and carry-over funds, and take additional action 
as necessary to ensure that funding provided in fiscal year 
2010 is sufficient to serve all eligible applicants.
    The recommended funding level includes $20,000,000 for 
continuation of the breastfeeding peer counselor program.
    The Committee provides $30,000,000 for investments in 
management information systems.
    Electronic Benefit Transfer.--The Committee recommendation 
includes language to allow funds to be used for WIC electronic 
benefit transfer (EBT) systems and sets the authorized level of 
infrastructure funding at $14,000,000, which includes funding 
to develop EBT systems.
    The Committee recommendation also includes $125,000,000 for 
WIC reauthorization and program improvements to be used for 
increasing fruit and vegetable vouchers up to the Institute of 
Medicine recommendation, providing continued support for 
management information system projects, to move States toward 
implementation of electronic benefit transfer systems, and for 
an expanded breastfeeding peer counseling program.
    The Committee urges the Department to use the WIC program 
to participate in targeted forms of early intervention. The 
Committee recommends cooperative partnerships, which would 
allow for prevention and wellness screening services to be 
offered concurrent with WIC services, provided the cost of 
these additional services including the associated 
administrative costs are reimbursed to the program. Currently 
participants of the WIC program are screened for anemia. The 
simple addition of a glucose test at the expanded screenings 
would lead to the early intervention necessary to keep obesity 
and diabetes levels low, and the Committee encourages the 
agency to participate in these type of ventures.

               SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
 2009 appropriation....................................   $53,969,246,000
2010 budget estimate..................................    61,351,846,000
Provided in the bill..................................    61,351,846,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................    +7,382,600,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the 
Committee provides $61,351,846,000, an increase of 
$7,382,600,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the budget request. The total amount includes 
$3,000,000,000 for a contingency reserve in fiscal year 2010 
and $253,250,000 for the Emergency Food Assistance Program 
(TEFAP).
    The following table reflects the Committee recommendations 
for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

                         [Dollars in thousands]

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Account:
    Benefits............................................      52,778,897
    Contingency Reserve.................................       3,000,000
    State Administrative Cost...........................       2,840,000
    Employment and Training.............................         370,093
    Other Program Costs.................................          94,176
    Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico................       1,873,103
    Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations 
      (FDPIR)...........................................         112,656
    The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).......         253,250
    American Samoa......................................           7,523
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands........          12,148
    Associated Activities...............................          10,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................      61,351,846

    The Committee directs that, not later than June 30, 2010, 
the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
a report that specifies the costs incurred for fiscal year 2009 
by the United States for each of the following: (1) providing 
benefits to households receiving benefits under section 5(a) of 
the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 and (2) providing benefits 
to households that received a standard utility allowance 
determined under section 5(e)(6)(C)(iv)(I) of the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008.
    The Committee is concerned about well-documented reports of 
overpayments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 
which are estimated to amount to $1,200,000,000. While the 
Committee is committed to ensuring that all eligible families 
receive the assistance to which they are legally entitled, 
record budget deficits also require vigilance in defense of 
precious taxpayer funds. Therefore, the Committee directs USDA 
to submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations detailing plans to prevent future improper 
payments and to reduce future state administrative fees in 
amounts equal to the estimated overpayments by such states.

                      COMMODITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
 2009 appropriation....................................      $230,800,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       233,388,000
Provided in the bill..................................       255,570,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +24,770,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................       +22,182,000 


                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    The Committee provides an appropriation of $255,570,000 for 
the Commodity Assistance Program, an increase of $24,770,000 
above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and an increase 
of $22,182,000 above the budget request.
    The recommended funding level for the Commodity 
Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is $180,000,000, an increase 
of $19,570,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 
and an increase of $17,182,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee provides this level of funding for the CSFP with the 
expectation that the fiscal year 2009 participation will be 
maintained. Of this increase, the Committee provides $5,000,000 
to begin funding new states with USDA approved plans and 
$12,182,000 to expand caseload in existing States.
    The Committee has included $49,500,000 for administrative 
funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the 
same as the amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the budget request. In addition to the grant funds 
appropriated for commodity handling and distribution costs, the 
bill permits states to use up to 10 percent of the funds 
provided for purchasing TEFAP commodities to help with the 
costs of storing, transporting and distributing commodities. 
The Committee expects state agencies to consult with their 
emergency feeding organizations on the need for the conversion 
of such funds.
    For the Food Donations Programs the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $1,070,000 for Pacific Island Assistance, the 
same as the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 for the 
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, an increase of $200,000 
above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and the same as 
the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 for 
Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants, an increase of 
$5,000,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 and 
an increase of $5,000,000 above the budget request.
    Seniors Farmers' Market Program.--Section 4406(c)(1) of the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 directs mandatory 
funding for this program from funds available to the Commodity 
Credit Corporation. The funding level is $20,600,000 in fiscal 
year 2010.

                   nutrition programs administration

 2009 appropriation....................................      $142,595,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       150,139,000
Provided in the bill..................................       147,801,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +5,206,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................        -2,338,000
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Nutrition Programs Administration, the Committee has 
provided $147,801,000, an increase of $5,206,000 above the 
amount available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of 
$2,338,000 below the budget request.
            TITLE V--FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS

                      Foreign Agricultural Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

                                             [Dollars in thousands]                                                                                 Transfer from
                                                                 Appropriation   loan accounts     Total, FAS2009 appropriation............................................        $165,436        ($4,985)        ($170,421)
2010 budget estimate..........................................         180,367         (6,465)         (186,832)
Provided in the bill..........................................         177,136         (6,465)         (183,601)
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation........................................         +11,700        (+1,480)         (+13,180)
    2010 budget estimate......................................          -3,231           - - -          (-3,231)
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $177,136,000 and transfers of 
$6,465,000, for a total salaries and expenses level of 
$183,601,000, an increase of $13,180,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009 and a decrease of $3,231,000 
below the budget request.
    The Committee provides the following increases, as 
requested: $2,684,000 for employee pay costs; $3,606,000 for 
capital security cost sharing with the Department of State; 
$1,210,000 for administrative services provided by the 
Department of State; $4,200,000 for enhanced information 
technology (IT) security and data infrastructure relocation; 
and $1,480,000 to ensure proper administration of the export 
credit guarantee programs.
    The Committee directs FAS to coordinate and cooperate in a 
timely manner with the Office of the Chief Information Officer 
to implement the IT security improvements to the agency's data 
and communication systems.
    The Committee directs the Secretary to prepare and submit a 
report, in consultation with the Administrator of the U.S. 
Agency for International Development, by December 1, 2009. The 
report should provide information about the status of local and 
regional food aid procurement projects, as authorized by 
section 3206 of the 2008 farm bill, including the use of fiscal 
year 2009 funds and planned activities using fiscal year 2010 
funding.

                             Public Law 480


                          Title I and Title II


                       PROGRAM AND GRANT ACCOUNTS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    The following table reflects the loan levels, subsidy 
levels, and administrative costs for all Public Law 480 
programs:

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Committee
                                                             FY 2009 enacted  FY 2010 estimate     provisions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Law 480 Program Account:
    Title II--Commodities for disposition abroad:
        Program level.....................................      ($1,225,900)       (1,690,000)       (1,690,000)
        Appropriation.....................................         1,225,900         1,690,000         1,690,000
    Salaries and expenses:
        FAS...............................................             - - -             - - -             - - -
        FSA...............................................             2,736             2,812             2,812
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Total, P.L. 480-S&E.............................             2,736             2,812             2,812
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs the Secretary, in consultation with 
the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International 
Development (USAID), to submit quarterly reports to the 
Committee on the status of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust, 
as well as immediately notify the Committee when the Trust has 
been drawn down.

                    CCC EXPORT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 2009 appropriation....................................        $5,333,000
2010 budget estimate..................................         6,820,000
Provided in the bill..................................         6,820,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................        +1,487,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For administrative expenses of the Commodity Credit 
Corporation Export Loans Program Account, the Committee 
provides an appropriation of $6,820,000, as requested, an 
increase of $1,487,000 above the amount available for fiscal 
year 2009.

  MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION 
                             PROGRAM GRANTS
 2009 appropriation....................................      $100,000,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       199,500,000
Provided in the bill..................................       199,500,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +99,500,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and 
Child Nutrition Program Grants, as authorized by Section 3107 
of P.L. 107-171 (7 U.S.C. 1736o-1), the Committee provides an 
appropriation of $199,500,000, as requested, an increase of 
$99,500,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009.
TITLE VI--RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT 
                      OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                      Food and Drug Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             Drug, device and
                                                           Appropriation     animal drug user   Total, FDA, S&E
                                                                                   fees
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 appropriation.....................................     $2,038,964,000       $583,303,000     $2,622,267,000
2010 budget estimate...................................      2,337,656,000        657,562,000      2,995,218,000
Provided in the bill...................................      2,337,656,000        657,562,000      2,995,218,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation.................................       +298,692,000        +74,259,000       +372,951,000
    2010 budget estimate...............................              - - -              - - -              - - -
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    The Committee provides an appropriation of $2,337,656,000 
in budget authority, an increase of $298,692,000 above the 
amount available in fiscal year 2009 and the same as the budget 
request. In addition, the Committee makes available 
$578,162,000 in prescription drug user fees, $57,014,000 in 
medical device user fees, $17,280,000 in animal drug user fees, 
and $5,106,000 in generic animal drug user fees, for total 
Salaries and Expenses of $2,995,218,000.
    The Committee provides the following in its appropriation: 
$782,915,000 for the Center for the Food Safety and Applied 
Nutrition and related field activities of the Office of 
Regulatory Affairs (ORA); $873,104,000 for the Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research and related field activities of ORA; 
$305,249,000 for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research and related field activities of ORA; $155,540,000 for 
the Center for Veterinary Medicine and related field activities 
of ORA; $349,262,000 for the Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health and related field activities of ORA; 
$58,745,000 for the National Center for Toxicological Research; 
$185,793,000 for headquarters and the Office of the 
Commissioner; $168,728,000 for GSA rental payments; $74,386,000 
for other rent and rent-related activities; and $41,496,000 for 
White Oak consolidation expenses. From funds provided for the 
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Committee provides 
an increase over fiscal year 2009 of $5,000,000 for the Office 
of Generic Drugs.
    The discretionary budget authority provided in this bill 
will allow FDA to increase staffing, including staffing devoted 
to inspections and other field activities, and will make real 
improvements in FDA's work to ensure the safety of foods and 
medical products. For example, in the foods area, FDA will be 
able to conduct 1150 more foreign and domestic food inspections 
and do 20,000 more examinations of imported food products; in 
the medical products area, FDA will conduct 3300 more 
examinations of imported drug products and 4400 more 
examinations of imported medical device products. FDA will also 
be able to update its labs with new equipment that will allow 
it to do faster analyses of samples. The investments in this 
bill will also reap benefits in the next several years, when 
new inspectors hired with funds in this bill are fully trained, 
bringing significantly more domestic and foreign inspections 
and import field exams.
    Other activities funded by the increases in the bill 
include such things as research in areas such as Salmonella and 
E. coli biomarkers and new methods of rapid detection of 
contamination; improved ability to collect and analyze data on 
foodborne illnesses; work on new screening tests for bloodborne 
diseases; enhanced efforts to understand adverse events related 
to medical devices used in pediatric hospitals; and evaluations 
of how the recently authorized Risk Evaluation and Mitigation 
Strategies plans for drugs are working.
    With the funds provided in this bill, FDA will also make 
substantial investments in information technology for both 
foods and medical products that will allow the agency to 
receive and better analyze adverse events electronically, 
support electronic submission of applications, and access old 
data for safety analyses.
    The Committee is aware of the proposals for user fees in 
the President's budget, but does not recommend establishing 
such fees in annual appropriations acts. The Committee will 
consider such fees if they are authorized.
    The Committee provides funding for the following items: 
$174,000 for the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Commission; 
$2,077,000 for the National Center for Food Safety and 
Technology; $1,608,000 for the National Center for Natural 
Products Research; and $1,650,000 for the New Mexico State 
University Agricultural Products Food Safety Laboratory. 
Funding for these activities is included in the President's 
fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Bill structure.--Although the budget once again requested a 
statutory ``blank check'' that would remove the specified 
levels of funding for each center and other activities in the 
bill, the Committee believes the agency needs more budget 
controls, not fewer. Therefore, it has maintained the usual 
bill language structure.
    Tobacco legislation.--The Committee notes that H.R. 1256, 
legislation to give FDA the authority to regulate tobacco 
products, was cleared by Congress on June 12, 2009. That bill 
gives FDA the authority to assess fees on tobacco manufacturers 
to cover the costs of tobacco activities by that agency. H.R. 
1256 is expected to become law soon, although it has not been 
signed as of the date that the Committee considered this bill. 
The Committee makes clear its intention that language to 
authorize the collection and spending of the tobacco fees for 
fiscal year 2010 will be included in the final appropriations 
bill for FDA for fiscal year 2010.
    Neuroblastoma.--The Committee continues to note the lack of 
new therapies associated high-risk neuroblastoma. Unlike other 
pediatric cancers, five-year survival rates for this 
devastating disease have remained unchanged at approximately 20 
percent for decades. The Committee continues to encourage the 
FDA to prioritize review of new therapies and treatment 
protocols for Stage IV neuroblastoma patients.
    Sunscreen rule.--In August 2007, FDA published a proposed 
rule for over the counter sunscreens that would require UVB and 
UVA testing and labeling. Given the importance of this rule to 
protecting Americans against skin cancer, the Committee is 
concerned that FDA has not issued a final rule. The Committee 
instructs FDA to issue a final rule before December 31, 2009.
    Dietary guidelines.--The Committee notes that during the 
coming year, the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and 
Human Services will receive the report of the 2010 Dietary 
Guidelines Advisory Committee, and will then have the 
responsibility to formulate and issue science-based dietary 
guidance. In view of the need to communicate clear messages and 
motivate changes in consumer behavior, the Committee recommends 
that the Secretaries devise targeted communications strategies 
that will allow consumers to build their diets around their 
specific nutritional needs and healthful food choices.
    Honey.--The Committee recognizes that honey is produced in 
the United States, traded internationally and consumed as both 
a packaged food and as a food ingredient. However, there have 
been instances where manufacturers have been marketing products 
illegally as ``honey'' or ``pure honey'' that contained other 
ingredients. The Committee believes that guidance about the 
composition and labeling of honey is needed to protect 
consumers and the domestic honey industry from misbranded honey 
and honey-derived products that are currently entering the U.S. 
market. The Committee directs FDA to remind manufacturers of 
honey about the misbranding and adulteration provisions of the 
Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. It is the Committee's 
understanding that FDA intends to respond to the pending 
citizen petition proposing a standard of identity for honey, 
and the Committee expects the agency to do so.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
 2009 appropriation....................................       $12,433,000
2010 budget estimate..................................        12,433,000
Provided in the bill..................................        12,433,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................             - - -
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For Buildings and Facilities of the Food and Drug 
Administration, the Committee provides $12,433,000, the same as 
2009 and the request.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission

 2009 appropriation....................................      $146,000,000
2010 budget estimate..................................       160,600,000
Provided in the bill..................................       160,600,000
Comparison:
    2009 appropriation................................       +14,600,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the 
Committee provides an appropriation of $160,600,000 as 
requested, an increase of $14,600,000 above the amount 
available for fiscal year 2009.
    The Committee recognizes the continuing need to provide 
enhanced oversight and enforcement of commodity futures 
markets, including the markets for financial instruments, 
energy, and agriculture futures products. With the continuing 
volatility in the futures markets, the Committee concurs with 
the President's request for additional CFTC resources to better 
secure the markets from improper speculation. The increased 
funding will allow the agency to continue strengthening its 
information technology systems and hire additional technical 
and legal staff.
    However, because CFTC will have received a substantial 44 
percent increase in its appropriated funding in just two years, 
the Committee seeks to ensure that CFTC invests the fiscal year 
2010 resources most effectively. Therefore, the Committee 
directs that, for the increased funding above the fiscal year 
2009 appropriation, the agency submit a spending plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate for both review and approval before these additional 
funds can be obligated.

                       Farm Credit Administration


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 2009 limitation.......................................     ($49,000,000)
2010 budget estimate..................................      (54,500,000)
Provided in the bill..................................      (54,500,000)
Comparison:
    2009 limitation...................................        +5,500,000
    2010 budget estimate..............................             - - -
                          COMMITTEE PROVISIONS

    For a limitation on the expenses of the Farm Credit 
Administration, the Committee provides $54,500,000, an increase 
of $5,500,000 above the amount available for fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the budget request.
                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

              INCLUDING RESCISSIONS AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS

    The General Provisions contained in the accompanying bill 
for fiscal year 2010 are fundamentally the same as those 
included in last year's appropriations bill, except:
    Section 732: Language is included regarding reconstituted 
liquid concentrate infant formula issuance to WIC participants.
    Section 733: Language is included that rescinds certain 
funds.
    Section 734: Language is included that rescinds certain 
funds.
              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT REQUIREMENTS


                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII requires each committee report 
on a public bill or joint resolution to contain a statement 
citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the 
Constitution to enact the law proposed by the bill or joint 
resolution.
    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation on clause 7 of section 9 of article I 
of the Constitution of the United States, which states ``No 
money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of 
Appropriations made by Law. . . .''
    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the transfers of 
unexpended balances included in the accompanying bill.
    1. Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental 
Payments.--The bill allows funds to be transferred to recover 
the full cost of space and security expenses.
    2. Hazardous Materials Management.--The bill allows the 
funds appropriated to the Department for hazardous materials 
management to be transferred to agencies of the Department as 
required.
    3. Departmental Administration.--The bill requires 
reimbursement for expenses related to certain hearings.
    4. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional 
Relations.--The bill allows a portion of the funds appropriated 
to the Office of the Assistant Secretary to be transferred to 
agencies.
    5. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.--Authority 
is included to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer 
from other appropriations or funds of the Department such sums 
as may be necessary to combat emergency outbreaks of certain 
diseases of animals, plants, and poultry.
    6. Funds for Strengthening Markets, Income, and Supply.--
The bill limits the transfer of section 32 funds to purposes 
specified in the bill.
    7. Farm Service Agency Salaries and Expenses.--The bill 
provides that funds provided to other accounts in the agency 
may be merged with the salaries and expenses account of the 
Farm Service Agency.
    8. Dairy Indemnity Program.--The bill authorizes the 
transfer of funds to the Commodity Credit Corporation, by 
reference.
    9. Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund.--The bill provides 
that funds may be transferred among lending programs.
    10. Commodity Credit Corporation.--The bill includes 
language allowing certain funds to be transferred to the 
Foreign Agricultural Service for information resource 
management activities.
    11. Rural Development Salaries and Expenses.--The bill 
provides that prior year balances from certain accounts shall 
be transferred to and merged with this account.
    12. Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account and Rural 
Housing Assistance Grants account.--The bill provides that 
balances for demonstration programs shall be transferred to and 
merged with the Rural Housing Service, Multi-family Housing 
Revitalization Program Account.
    13. Rural Community Facilities Program Account, Rural 
Business Program Account, and Rural Water and Waste Disposal 
Program Account.--The bill provides that balances from the 
Rural Community Advancement Program may be transferred to and 
merged with these accounts.
    14. Child Nutrition Programs.--The bill includes authority 
to transfer section 32 funds to these programs.
    15. Foreign Agricultural Service Salaries and Expenses.--
The bill allows for the transfer of funds from the Commodity 
Credit Corporation Export Loan Program Account. The bill also 
provides that funds made available for the cost of title I 
agreements and for title I ocean freight differential may be 
used interchangeably.
    16. Public Law 480 Title I Direct Credit on Food for 
Progress Program Account.--The bill allows funds to be 
transferred to the Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses 
account.
    17. Commodity Credit Corporation Export Loans Program.--The 
bill provides for transfer of funds to the Foreign Agricultural 
Service and to the Farm Service Agency for overhead expenses 
associated with credit reform.
    18. Food and Drug Administration, Salaries and Expenses.--
The bill allows funds to be transferred among activities.
    19. General Provisions.--The bill allows unobligated 
balances of discretionary funds to be transferred to the 
Working Capital Fund.

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill that directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    The bill includes a number of provisions which place 
limitations on the use of funds in the bill or change existing 
limitations and which might, under some circumstances, be 
construed as changing the application of existing law:
    1. Office of the Secretary.--Language is included to limit 
the amount of funds for official reception and representation 
expenses, as determined by the Secretary.
    2. Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental 
Payments.--Language is included that allows for the 
reconfiguration and release of space back into the General 
Services Administration inventory in order to reduce space 
rental cost for space not needed for USDA programs.
    3. Departmental Administration.--Language is included to 
reimburse the agency for travel expenses incident to the 
holding of hearings.
    4. Agricultural Research Service.--Language is included 
that allows the Agricultural Research Service to grant 
easements at the Beltsville, MD agricultural research center.
    5. National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Research and 
Education Activities.--Language is included for competitive 
grants under section 7526 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
Act of 2008.
    6. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.--A provision 
carried in the bill since fiscal year 1973 regarding state 
matching funds has been continued to assure more effective 
operation of the brucellosis control program through state cost 
sharing, with resulting savings to the Federal budget.
    Language is included to allow APHIS to recoup expenses 
incurred from providing technical assistance goods, or services 
to non-APHIS personnel, and to allow transfers of funds for 
Agricultural emergencies.
    7. Agricultural Marketing Service.--The bill includes 
language that allows the Secretary to charge user fees for AMS 
activity related to preparation of standards.
    8. Agricultural Marketing Service, Limitation on 
Administrative Expenses.--The bill includes language to allow 
AMS to exceed the limitation on administrative expenses by 10 
percent with notification to the Appropriations Committees. 
This allows flexibility in case crop size is understated and/or 
other uncontrollable events occur.
    9. Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
Inspection and Weighing Services.--The bill includes authority 
to exceed the limitation on inspection and weighing services by 
10 percent with notification to the Appropriations Committees. 
This allows for flexibility if export activities require 
additional supervision and oversight, or other uncontrollable 
factors occur.
    10. Dairy Indemnity Program.--Language is included by 
reference that allows the Secretary to utilize the services of 
the Commodity Credit Corporation for the purpose of making 
dairy indemnity payments.
    11. Risk Management Agency.--Language is included to limit 
the amount of funds for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    12. Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.--Language is 
included to provide for the reimbursement appropriation. 
Language is also included to allow certain funds transferred 
from the Commodity Credit Corporation to be used for 
information resource management. In addition, language is 
included which limits the amount of funds that can be spent on 
operation and maintenance costs of CCC hazardous waste sites.
    13. Natural Resources Conservation Service-Conservation 
Operations.--Language which has been included in the bill since 
1938 prohibits construction of buildings on land not owned by 
the government, although construction on land owned by states 
and counties is authorized by basic law.
    14. Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations.--Language 
which was included in the Emergency Jobs Bill of 1983 (P.L. 98-
8) and all bills since 1984 provides that funds may be used for 
rehabilitation of existing works.
    15. Rural Development Salaries and Expenses.--Language is 
included to allow funds to be used for advertising and 
promotional activities and to limit the amount of funds to 
provide modest nonmonetary awards to non-USDA employees.
    16. Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account.--Language 
is included for section 538 multi-family housing guaranteed 
loans shall not be subject to a guarantee fee and the interest 
on such loans may not be subsidized.
    17. Rental Assistance Program.--Language is included which 
provides that agreements entered into during the current fiscal 
year be funded for a one-year period.
    18. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
Infants, and Children (WIC).--Language is included to: purchase 
infant formula except in accordance with law; or pay for 
activities that are not fully reimbursed by other departments 
or agencies unless authorized by law.
    19. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.--Language is 
included on funds availability for Employment and Training and 
to enter into contracts and employ staff to conduct studies, 
evaluations, or to conduct activities related to program 
integrity.
    20. Foreign Agricultural Service.--Language carried since 
1979 enables this agency to use funds received by an advance or 
by reimbursement to carry out its activities involving 
international development and technical cooperation. Language 
is included to limit the amount of funds for official reception 
and representation expenses.
    21. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.--Language is 
included to limit the amount of funds for official reception 
and representation expenses.
    22. General Provisions.--
    Section 702: This provision, carried since 1976, is again 
included which provides that certain appropriations in this Act 
shall remain available until expended where the programs or 
projects involved are continuing in nature under the provisions 
of authorizing legislation, but for which such legislation may 
not specifically provide for extended availability: Food Safety 
and Inspection Service, Public Health Data Communication 
Infrastructure System; Farm Service Agency, salaries and 
expenses funds made available to county committees; Foreign 
Agricultural Service, middle-income country training program, 
and up to $2,000,000 of the Foreign Agricultural Service 
appropriation solely for the purpose of offsetting fluctuations 
in international currency exchange rates.
    Section 705: This provision provides that none of the funds 
in this Act may be made available to pay indirect costs charged 
against competitive agricultural research, education, or 
extension grants awarded by the National Institute of Food and 
Agriculture in excess of 10 percent of total direct costs.
    Section 706: This provision allows funds made available in 
the current fiscal year for the Rural Development Loan Fund 
program account; the Rural Electrification and 
Telecommunications Loans program account; and the Rural Housing 
Insurance Fund program account to remain available until 
expended to disburse obligations.
    Section 707: Provides that of the funds made available, not 
more than $1,800,000 shall be used to cover expenses of 
activities related to all advisory committees, panels, 
commissions, and task forces of the Department of Agriculture 
except for panels used to comply with negotiated rule makings 
and panels used to evaluate competitively awarded grants.
    Section 708: Provides that none of the funds may be used to 
carry out certain provisions of meat and poultry inspection 
acts.
    Section 709: This provision prohibits any employee of the 
Department of Agriculture from being detailed or assigned to 
any other agency or office of the Department for more than 30 
days unless the individual's employing agency or office is 
fully reimbursed by the receiving agency or office for the 
salary and expenses of the employee for the period of 
assignment.
    Section 710: This provision prohibits the Department of 
Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration from 
transmitting or making available to any non-Department of 
Agriculture or non-Department of Health and Human Services 
employee questions or responses to questions that are a result 
of information requested for the appropriations hearing 
process.
    Section 711: Language is included that requires approval of 
the Chief Information Officer and the concurrence of the 
Executive Information Technology Investment Review Board for 
acquisition of new information technology systems or 
significant upgrades, and that prohibits the transfer of funds 
to the Office of the Chief Information Officer without the 
notification of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses 
of Congress.
    Section 712: Language is included that requires certain 
reprogramming procedures of funds provided in Appropriations 
Acts.
    Section 713: Language is included that prohibits funds from 
being used to prepare a budget submission to Congress that 
assumes reductions from the previous year's budget due to user 
fee proposals unless the submission also identifies spending 
reductions which should occur if the user fees are not enacted.
    Section 714: Language is included that provides that no 
funds may be used to close or relocate a Rural Development 
office unless or until cost effectiveness and enhancement of 
program delivery have been determined. The bill also requires 
notification and a report to the Committees on Appropriation 
prior to the proposed closure or relocation.
    Section 715: Language is included that prohibits the Food 
and Drug Administration from closing or relocating the Food and 
Drug Administration Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis in St. 
Louis, Missouri, outside the city or county limits of St. 
Louis, Missouri.
    Section 716: Language is included that limits the 
environmental quality incentives program.
    Section 717: Language is included that allows for 
reimbursement of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust.
    Section 718: Language is included that limits the dam 
rehabilitation program.
    Section 719: Language is included regarding the 
availability of funds for certain conservation programs.
    Section 720: Language is included that relates to 
government sponsored news stories.
    Section 721: Language is included regarding eligibility for 
certain rural development programs.
    Section 722: Language is included that rescinds section 32 
unobligated balances.
    Section 723: Language is included prohibiting the 
establishment or implementation of a rule regarding importation 
of poultry products.
    Section 724: Language is included regarding the use of 
funds to implement the risk-based inspection program.
    Section 725: Language is included to provide that certain 
locations shall be considered eligible for certain rural 
development programs.
    Section 726: Language is included providing funding for the 
Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships.
    Section 727: Language is included providing funding for 
certain projects.
    Section 728: Language is included authorizing certain 
watershed projects.
    Section 729: Language is included amending the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act.
    Section 730: Language is included modifying matching 
requirements for certain research grants.
    Section 731: Language is included regarding the Federal 
Meat Inspection and other acts.
    Section 732: Language is included regarding reconstituted 
liquid concentrate infant formula issuance to WIC participants.
    Section 733: Language is included that rescinds certain 
funds.
    Section 734: Language is included that rescinds certain 
funds.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):



     SECTION 17 OF THE RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT

SEC. 17. CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM.

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (r) Program for At-Risk School Children.--
          (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (5) Limitation.--The Secretary shall limit 
        reimbursement under this subsection for meals served 
        under a program to institutions located in the District 
        of Columbia and [ten] eleven States, of which [eight] 
        nine States shall be Connecticut, Vermont, Maryland, 
        West Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Missouri, 
        Delaware, and Michigan and two States shall be approved 
        by the Secretary through a competitive application 
        process.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                  Appropriations Not Authorized By Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(B) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law for the period concerned:

                                            [in thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                  Appropriations
                                                     Last year of  Authorization   in last year   Appropriations
                  Agency/program                    authorization      level            of         in this bill
                                                                                   authorization
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Rural Housing Service:
    Multi-family Housing Revitalization Program...     9/30/2009         27,714          27,714          31,756
Rural Utilities Service:
    Broadband Telecommunications Grants...........     9/30/2009        $13,406         $13,406         $17,976
Food and Nutrition Service:
    Farmers Market Nutrition Program..............     9/30/2009      Such sums          19,800          20,000
    CNP, State Administrative Expenses............     9/30/2009      Such sums         178,994         193,268
    Summer Food Service Program...................     9/30/2009      Such sums         357,984         377,752
    WIC Infrastructure, MIS, Special Nutrition         9/30/2009         64,000          28,850          64,000
     Education....................................
    Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC     9/30/2009      Such sums       6,831,150       7,477,000
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                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the rescissions 
of unexpended balances included in the accompanying bill:
    The bill proposes rescissions of $43,000,000 of funds 
derived from interest on the cushion of credit payments under 
the Rural Economic Development Loans Program Account; 
$52,000,000 from Section 32 funds; $11,000,000 from 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program employment and 
training funds; and $25,008,000 of unobligated balances for 
section 306D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act.


                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(A) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table compares 
the levels of new budget authority provided in the bill with 
the appropriate allocation under section 302(b) of the Budget 
Act.

                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  302 (b) Alloation             This Bill
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget                    Budget
                                                               Authority     Outlays     Authority     Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison with Budget Resolution:
    General purpose discretionary...........................      $22,900      $25,000      $22,900   \1\$24,883
    Mandatory...............................................       99,615       89,147       99,615       89,147
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\1\Includes outlays from prior year budget authority.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the following table contains five-year 
projections prepared by the Congressional Budget Office of 
outlays associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill:

Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2010......................................................\1\$96,176
    2011......................................................     3,769
    2012......................................................     1,050
    2013......................................................       232
    2014 and future years.....................................       183
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               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the amounts of financial assistance to 
State and local governments is as follows:

                        [In millions of dollars]

FY 2010 budget authority......................................   $33,874
FY 2010....................................................... \1\29,363
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       Directed Spending by Congress and by the Executive Branch

    This bill contains about $1.3 billion in grant funding 
awarded solely at the discretion of the Administration, and 
$3.011 million in funding requested by the President for 
specific projects. In addition to placing a one year moratorium 
on earmarks in appropriations bills enacted in 2007 so that new 
rules could be put in place, the Committee has subsequently 
taken unprecedented action to increase transparency and reduce 
funding for earmarks. This bill continues to further reduce 
earmarks in 2010 and is expected ultimately to be 3% below 
2009. In this bill since 2006, the total funding earmarked has 
been reduced by 56%. This year earmarked funding will equal 1% 
of the cost of the bill. It should also be noted that under the 
policies adopted by the Committee, the use of member earmarks 
awarded to for-profit entities as a functional equivalent of no 
bid contracts is ended. In cases where the Committee funds an 
earmark designated for a for-profit entity, the Committee 
includes legislative language requiring the Executive Branch to 
nonetheless issue a request for proposal that gives other 
entities an opportunity to apply and requires the agency to 
evaluate all bids received and make a decision based on merit. 
This gives the original designee an opportunity to be brought 
to the attention of the agency, but with the possibility that 
an alternative entity may be selected.

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               2006                           2008                      2009                 2010 Committee
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                                                    $ in                      $ in                      $ in
           $ in millions                 #        millions         #        millions         #        millions
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$865..............................        623          $400         521          $380         322          $220
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   DISCLOSURE OF EARMARKS AND CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

    The following table is submitted in compliance with clause 
9 of rule XXI, and lists the congressional earmarks (as defined 
in paragraph (e) of clause 9) contained in the bill or in this 
report. Neither the bill nor the report contain any limited tax 
benefits or limited tariff benefits as defined in paragraphs 
(f) or (g) of clause 9 of rule XXI.

                                                                  AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
                                                                            [Presidentially Directed Spending Items]
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                                                                                                                                                               Requester(s)
                  Agency                                Account                                 Project                         Amount   -------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                             Administration                  House
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture  SRG                             Minor Use Animal Drugs                              $429,000  The President        Hinchey; Latham
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Rural-Business Cooperative Service          Rural cooperative development   Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas   $2,582,000  The President        Boozman; Carney; Farr; Hinchey;
                                             grants                                                                                                             Rehberg
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                                                                  AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
                                                                            [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
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                 Agency                                   Account                                              Project                                  Amount             Requester(s)
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Animal Vaccines, Greenport, NY                                      $1,518,000  DeLauro
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Aquaculture Fisheries Center, Stuttgart, AR                           $519,000  Berry; Ross
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Biomass Crop Production, Brookings, SD                              $1,131,000  Herseth Sandlin
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Biomedical Materials in Plants (Biotech Foundation), Beltsville,    $1,698,000  Hoyer
                                                                                   MD
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Bioremediation Research, Beltsville, MD                               $111,000  Blumenauer
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Catfish Genome, Auburn, AL                                            $819,000  Rogers (AL)
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Center for Agroforestry, Booneville, AR                               $660,000  Emerson
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Cereal Disease, St. Paul, MN                                          $290,000  McMorris Rodgers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Crop Production and Food Processing, Peoria, IL                       $786,000  Schock
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center, Booneville, AR            $1,805,000  Berry; Ross
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Endophyte Research, Booneville, AR                                    $994,000  Blumenauer; Boozman; Ross;
                                                                                                                                                                   Schrader
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Formosan Subterranean Termites Research, New Orleans, LA            $2,600,000  Alexander
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Foundry Sand By-Products Utilization, Beltsville, MD                  $638,000  Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Human Nutrition Research, Boston, MA                                  $254,000  Capuano; Markey (MA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Human Nutrition Research, Houston, TX                                 $254,000  Bishop (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Human Nutrition Research, NC                                          $500,000  Kissell
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Livestock-Crop Rotation Management, Kutztown, PA                      $349,000  Gerlach
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Lyme Disease, 4 Poster Project, Washington, DC                        $700,000  DeLauro
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Medicinal and Bioactive Crops, Washington, DC                         $111,000  Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Mosquito Trapping Research/West Nile Virus, Gainesville, FL         $1,454,000  DeLauro
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   National Center for Agricultural Law, Beltsville, MD                  $654,000  Boozman
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   National Corn to Ethanol Research Pilot Plant, Washington, DC         $360,000  Shimkus
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND                 $511,000  Pomeroy
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Northwest Center for Small Fruits, Corvallis, OR                      $254,000  Blumenauer; Hastings (WA);
                                                                                                                                                                   Larsen (WA); McDermott;
                                                                                                                                                                   Schrader; Simpson; Walden; Wu
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Phytoestrogen Research, New Orleans, LA                             $1,426,000  Cao; Kaptur
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Potato Diseases, Beltsville, MD                                        $61,000  Hoyer; Larsen (WA)
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Poultry Diseases, Beltsville, MD                                      $408,000  Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Sorghum Research, Little Rock, AR                                     $135,000  Snyder
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Soybean Genomics, St. Paul, Minnesota                                 $200,000  Walz
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Subtropical Beef Germplasm, Brooksville, FL                         $1,033,000  Brown-Waite, Ginny
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Termite Species in Hawaii, Gainesville, FL                            $130,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Tropical Aquaculture Feeds (Oceanic Institute), Hilo, HI            $1,438,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Water Management Research Laboratory, Brawley, CA                     $317,000  Filner
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Water Use Reduction, Dawson, GA                                     $1,200,000  Bishop (GA); Johnson (GA);
                                                                                                                                                                   Kingston; Marshall; Scott
                                                                                                                                                                   (GA)
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Agricultural Research Service             Salaries and expenses                   Wild Rice, St. Paul, MN                                               $303,000  Peterson
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                Agricultural Research Facility, Beltsville, MD                      $3,000,000  Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                Animal Bioscience Facility, Bozeman, MT                             $3,654,000  Rehberg
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                Center for Advanced Viticulture and Tree Crop Research, Davis, CA   $3,000,000  Thompson (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                Center for Grape Genetics, Geneva, NY                               $3,654,000  Arcuri; Hinchey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research, Storrs, CT               $3,654,000  DeLauro
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                U.S. Agricultural Research Service Laboratory, Canal Point, FL      $3,422,000  Boyd; Grayson; Hastings (FL);
                                                                                                                                                                   Melancon; Wasserman Schultz
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Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                U.S. Agricultural Research Service Laboratory, Pullman, WA          $3,654,000  Hastings (WA); Inslee; Larsen
                                                                                                                                                                   (WA); McDermott; McMorris
                                                                                                                                                                   Rodgers; Smith (WA)
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Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                U.S. Agricultural Research Service Sugarcane Research Laboratory,   $3,654,000  Alexander; Melancon
                                                                                   Houma, LA
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, CA                     $3,654,000  Farr
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agricultural Research Service             Buildings and facilities                University of Toledo Greenhouse and Hydroponic Research Complex,    $3,654,000  Kaptur
                                                                                   Toledo, OH
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National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Dairy Education, IA                                                   $159,000  Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Diabetes Detection and Prevention, WA, PA                           $1,033,000  Fattah; Smith (WA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Efficient Irrigation, TX, NM                                        $1,610,000  Edwards (TX); Reyes;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Rodriguez; Teague
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Income Enhancement Demonstration, OH                                  $864,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Pilot Technology Transfer, MS, OK                                     $209,000  Boren; Cole; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Pilot Technology Transfer, WI                                         $174,000  Obey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Potato Integrated Pest Management, ME                                 $280,000  Michaud
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Potato Pest Management, WI                                            $277,000  Obey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Range Improvement, NM                                                 $209,000  Teague
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               University of Wisconsin-Extension Northern Aquaculture                $450,000  Obey
 Agriculture                                                                       Demonstation Facility
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            Extension                               Urban Horticulture and Marketing, IL                                  $104,000  Davis (IL); Jackson (IL)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Ag-Based Industrial Lubricants, IA                                    $380,000  Braley (IA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Agriculture Development in the American Pacific                       $349,000  Bordallo; Hirono
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Animal Waste Management, OK                                           $274,000  Boren; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Applied Agriculture and Environmental Research, CA                    $693,000  Capps; Cardoza; Costa; Farr;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Napolitano; Schiff; Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                   (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Aquaculture Research and Education Center, PA                         $300,000  Brady (PA); Sestak
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Aquaculture, OH                                                       $623,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Best Practices in Agriculture Waste Management, CA                    $300,000  Eshoo
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Cellulosic Biomass, SC                                                $469,000  Clyburn
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, IA                     $412,000  Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Center for Food Industry Excellence, TX                               $946,000  Conaway; Neugebauer
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Center for Innovative Food Technology, OH                             $793,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Center for North American Studies, TX                                 $693,000  Edwards (TX)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Center for Renewable Transportation Fuel, MI                          $500,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Climate Forecasting, FL                                             $2,494,000  Boyd; Diaz-Balart, Lincoln;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Diaz-Balart, Mario
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Cotton Research, TX                                                 $1,730,000  Conaway; Neugebauer
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Dietary Intervention, OH                                              $866,000  Kaptur; Turner
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Farmland Preservation, OH                                             $105,000  LaTourette
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Florida Biomass to Biofuels Conversion Program, FL                    $235,000  Brown, Corrine; Klein (FL);
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Kosmas; Wexler
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Greenhouse Nurseries, OH                                            $1,380,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   High Value Horticultural Crops, VA                                    $502,000  Perriello
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Mariculture, NC                                                       $220,000  McIntyre
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Medicinal and Bioactive Crop Research, TX                             $280,000  Gohmert
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Mississippi Valley State University, Curriculum Development         $1,002,000  Thompson (MS)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Monitoring Agricultural Sewage Sludge Application, OH                 $500,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   NE Center for Invasive Plants, CT, ME, VT                             $295,000  DeLauro; Michaud
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Nutrition and Diet, CA                                                $925,000  Baca; Lewis (CA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Nutrition Research, NY                                                $188,000  Serrano
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Pasteurization of Shell Eggs, MI                                      $935,000  Dingell
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   PM-10 Study, WA                                                       $268,000  Dicks; McMorris Rodgers
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Polymer Research, KS                                                $1,500,000  Jenkins
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Rural Agriculture Small Business Development Program                  $500,000  Murphy (PA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Rural Systems, MS                                                     $215,000  Thompson (MS)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Shrimp Aquaculture, AZ, HI, LA, MA, MS, SC, TX                      $2,908,000  Abercrombie; Grijalva; Hirono;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Ortiz; Pastor (AZ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Sustainable Agricultural Freshwater Conservation, TX                $1,434,000  Reyes; Rodriguez
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point- Institute for Sustainable   $1,400,000  Obey
 Agriculture                                                                       Technologies
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, OH                                      $209,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            RE/FA                                   Vitis Gene Discovery, MO                                              $422,000  Emerson
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Advancing Biofuel Production, TX                                      $140,000  Edwards (TX)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Aegilops Cylindrica, ID, WA                                           $245,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA); Inslee
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agricultural Diversification, HI                                      $153,000  Hirono
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agricultural Entrepreneurial Alternatives, PA                         $233,000  Holden; Shuster; Thompson (PA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agricultural Marketing, IL                                            $176,000  Jackson (IL); Johnson (IL)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agriculture Energy Innovation Center, GA                            $1,000,000  Kingston
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agriculture Science, OH                                               $382,000  Boccieri; Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Agroecology/Chesapeake Bay Agro-ecology, MD                           $439,000  Bartlett; Cummings; Kratovil;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Ruppersberger; Sarbanes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Air Quality, KS, TX                                                 $1,090,000  Edwards (TX)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Animal Science Food Safety Consortium, AR, IA, KS                     $939,000  Berry; Boozman; Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Apple Fire Blight, MI, NY                                             $346,000  Ehlers; Hinchey; Hoekstra;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Rogers (MI); Upton
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Aquaculture, CA, FL, TX                                               $416,000  Brown-Waite, Ginny; Davis (CA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Aquaculture, ID, WA                                                   $529,000  Baird; Dicks; Simpson
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Aquaculture, LA                                                       $150,000  Alexander
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Aquaculture, NC                                                       $227,000  Butterfield; Price (NC)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Armilliaria Root Rot, MI                                              $104,000  Rogers (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Asparagus Production Technologies, WA                                 $173,000  Hastings (WA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Avian Bioscience, DE                                                   $94,000  Castle
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Babcock Institute, WI                                                 $416,000  Baldwin
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Barley for Rural Development, ID, MT                                  $514,000  Rehberg; Simpson
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Beef Improvement Research, MO, TX                                     $693,000  Rodriguez
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Bioactive Foods Research for Health and Food Safety, MA               $525,000  Olver
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Biodesign and Processing Research Center, VA                          $868,000  Boucher
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Biomass-based Energy Research, MS, OK                                 $839,000  Boren; Harper; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Biotechnology, NC                                                     $199,000  Etheridge; Miller (NC); Price
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Bovine Tuberculosis, MI                                               $246,000  Rogers (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Brucellosis Vaccine, MT                                               $305,000  Rehberg
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Cataloging Genes Associated with Drought and Disease Resistance,      $176,000  Teague
 Agriculture                                                                       NM
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Center for One Medicine, IL                                           $235,000  Jackson (IL); Johnson (IL)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Citrus Canker/ Greening, FL                                         $1,217,000  Crenshaw; Diaz-Balart, Mario;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Posey; Putnam
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Competitiveness of Agricultural Products, WA                          $469,000  Baird; Dicks; Hastings (WA);
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Larsen (WA); McDermott
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Computational Agriculture, NY                                         $131,000  Hinchey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Cool Season Legume Research, ID, ND, WA                               $235,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA); McMorris
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Rodgers; Pomeroy; Simpson
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Cotton Insect Management and Fiber Quality, GA                        $346,000  Bishop (GA); Johnson (GA);
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Marshall; Scott (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Cranberry/Blueberry Disease and Breeding, NJ                          $451,000  Adler (NJ); Holt; LoBiondo;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Pallone; Rothman (NJ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Cranberry/Blueberry, MA                                               $111,000  Frank (MA)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Crop Integration and Production, SD                                   $258,000  Herseth Sandlin
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Crop Pathogens, NC                                                    $225,000  Butterfield; Etheridge; Miller
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (NC); Price (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Dairy Farm Profitability, PA                                          $349,000  Dahlkemper; Holden; Murtha;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Shuster; Thompson (PA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Designing Foods for Health, TX                                      $1,385,000  Rodriguez
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Detection and Food Safety, AL                                       $1,748,000  Bright; Rogers (AL)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Drought Mitigation, NE                                                $469,000  Fortenberry
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Efficient Irrigation, NM, TX                                        $1,160,000  Edwards (TX); Heinrich; Ortiz;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Reyes; Rodriguez
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Environmental Research, NY                                            $258,000  Hinchey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Environmental Risk Factors/Cancer, NY                                 $150,000  Lowey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Expanded Wheat Pasture, OK                                            $223,000  Boren; Cole; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Floriculture, HI                                                      $243,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute, IA, MO, NV, WI      $1,139,000  Emerson; Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food Marketing Policy Center, CT                                      $401,000  DeLauro
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food Safety Research Consortium, NY                                   $693,000  Hinchey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food Safety, ME, OK                                                   $382,000  Boren; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food Safety, TX                                                        $69,000  Edwards (TX)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Food Security, WA                                                     $276,000  McDermott
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Forestry Research, AR                                                 $319,000  Ross
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Fresh Produce Food Safety, CA                                         $704,000  Farr
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Future Foods, IL                                                      $461,000  Jackson (IL); Johnson (IL)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Genomics for Southern Crop Stress and Disease, MS                     $797,000  Harper
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Geographic Information System                                       $1,248,000  Boozman; Kanjorski
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Grain Sorghum, KS, TX                                                 $515,000  Edwards (TX); Jenkins; Moore
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (KS); Moran (KS); Neugebauer;
                                                                                                                                                                   Tiahrt
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Grass Seed Cropping for Sustainable Agriculture, ID, OR, WA           $313,000  Dicks; McMorris Rodgers;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Schrader; Wu
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Human Nutrition, NY                                                   $377,000  Hinchey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Hydroponic Production, OH                                             $124,000  Kaptur
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Improved Dairy Management Practices, PA                               $243,000  Holden; Platts; Shuster;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Thompson (PA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Improved Fruit Practices, MI                                          $147,000  Ehlers; Rogers (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Increasing Shelf Life of Agricultural Commodities, ID                 $603,000  Simpson
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Infectious Disease Research, CO                                       $572,000  Markey (CO)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Initiative to Improve Blueberry Production and Efficiency, GA         $209,000  Bishop (GA); Kingston;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Marshall; Scott (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Institute for Food Science and Engineering, AR                        $775,000  Boozman
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Integrated Production Systems, OK                                     $177,000  Boren; Cole; Lucas
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     International Arid Lands Consortium, AZ                               $401,000  Grijalva; Herseth Sandlin;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Ortiz; Pastor (AZ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Livestock and Dairy Policy, NY, TX                                    $693,000  Edwards (TX); Hinchey
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Lowbush Blueberry Research, ME                                        $173,000  Michaud; Pingree (ME)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Meadow Foam, OR                                                       $180,000  Wu
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Michigan Biotechnology Consortium                                     $384,000  Rogers (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Midwest Poultry Consortium, IA                                        $471,000  Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Milk Safety, PA                                                       $771,000  Carney; Holden; Platts;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Shuster; Thompson (PA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Minor Use Animal Drugs                                                $429,000  Hinchey; Latham
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Molluscan Shellfish, OR                                               $253,000  Schrader; Wu
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Multi-commodity Research, OR                                          $244,000  DeFazio; Schrader; Walden; Wu
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     National Beef Cattle Genetic Evaluation Consortium, CO, GA, NY        $615,000  Hinchey; Markey (CO); Scott
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Nematode Resistance Genetic Engineering, NM                           $209,000  Teague
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     New Century Farm, IA                                                  $282,000  Boswell; Latham
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Oil Resources from Desert Plants, NM                                  $176,000  Teague
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Organic Cropping, OR                                                  $140,000  DeFazio; Schrader; Wu
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Organic Cropping, WA                                                  $248,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA); Larsen
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (WA); McDermott; Smith (WA)
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Peach Tree Short Life Research                                        $195,000  Brown (SC)
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Perennial Wheat, WA                                                    $98,000  Dicks; McMorris Rodgers
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Phytophthora Research, GA                                             $178,000  Bishop (GA); Kingston;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Marshall
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Phytophthora Research, MI                                             $346,000  Conyers; Dingell; Ehlers;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Hoekstra; Rogers (MI); Upton
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Phytosensors for Crop Security and Precision Agriculture, TN        $1,000,000  Davis (TN); Duncan
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Pierce's Disease, CA                                                $1,531,000  Calvert; Capps; Farr; Thompson
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (CA)
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Potato Cyst Nematode, ID                                              $349,000  Simpson
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Potato Research, ID, OR, WA                                         $1,037,000  Hastings (WA); Larsen (WA);
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       McMorris Rodgers; Simpson;
                                                                                                                                                                   Walden; Wu
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Precision Agriculture, AL                                             $419,000  Aderholt; Griffith
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Preharvest Food Safety, KS                                            $142,000  Jenkins; Moore (KS); Moran
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (KS); Tiahrt
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Preservation and Processing Research, OK                              $174,000  Boren; Lucas
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Protein Production for Research to Combat Viruses and Microbes,       $500,000  DeLauro; Murphy (CT)
 Agriculture                                                                       CT
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Regional Barley Gene Mapping Project, OR                              $471,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA);
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       McCollum; McDermott; McMorris
                                                                                                                                                                   Rodgers; Peterson; Schrader;
                                                                                                                                                                   Walden; Wu
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Regionalized Implications of Farm Programs, MO, TX                    $595,000  Edwards (TX); Emerson
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Renewable Energy and Products, ND                                     $939,000  Pomeroy
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Rice Agronomy, MO                                                     $174,000  Emerson
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Ruminant Nutrition Consortium, MT, ND, SD, WY                         $434,000  Herseth Sandlin
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Rural Policies Institute, IA, MO, NE                                  $835,000  Emerson
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Rural Renewable Energy Research & Education Center, WI                $500,000  Obey
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Russian Wheat Aphid, CO                                               $214,000  Markey (CO)
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Seed Technology, SD                                                   $282,000  Herseth Sandlin
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Small Fruit Research, ID, OR, WA                                      $307,000  Baird; Blumenauer; Dicks;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Hastings (WA); Inslee; Larsen
                                                                                                                                                                   (WA); Schrader; Simpson;
                                                                                                                                                                   Walden; Wu
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Soil-borne Disease Prevention in Irrigated Agriculture, NM            $176,000  Teague
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium, NM                            $235,000  Heinrich; Teague
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Southwest Consortium for Plant Genetics and Water Resources, NM       $271,000  Grijalva; Pastor (AZ); Teague
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Soybean Cyst Nematode, MO                                             $556,000  Emerson
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Soybean Research, IL                                                  $745,000  Jackson (IL); Johnson (IL)
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Specialty Crops, IN                                                   $235,000  Ellsworth
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     STEEP IV -- Water Quality in Northwest                                $444,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA); McMorris
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Rodgers; Simpson; Walden; Wu
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources, PA                     $133,000  Dent; Holden; Platts; Shuster;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Thompson (PA)
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Sustainable Agriculture, CA                                           $357,000  Farr
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Sustainable Agriculture, MI                                           $266,000  Ehlers; Rogers (MI)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Sustainable Beef Supply, MT                                           $682,000  Rehberg
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Sustainable Engineered Materials from Renewable Sources, VA           $485,000  Boucher
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Swine and Other Animal Waste Management, NC                           $349,000  Etheridge; Price (NC)
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Technology for Irrigated Vegetable Production, SC                     $500,000  Spratt
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Texas Obesity Reserch Project                                         $500,000  Johnson, Eddie Bernice
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Tick Borne Disease Prevention, RI                                     $280,000  Kennedy; Langevin
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Tillage, Silviculture, Waste Management, LA                           $188,000  Alexander
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Tri-state Joint Peanut Research, AL                                   $413,000  Bright
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Tropical and Subtropical Research/T-Star                            $6,677,000  Abercrombie; Bordallo; Hirono;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Putnam; Young (FL)
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Tropical Aquaculture, FL                                              $300,000  Castor (FL); Putnam
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Virtual Plant Database Enhancement Project, MO                        $400,000  Carnahan
 Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Virus-free Wine Grape Cultivars, WA                                   $223,000  Dicks; Hastings (WA); Inslee;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Larsen (WA); McDermott;
                                                                                                                                                                   McMorris Rodgers
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Viticulture Consortium, CA, NY, PA                                  $1,454,000  Farr; Hinchey; Thompson (CA)
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Water Conservation, KS                                                 $69,000  Jenkins; Moore (KS); Moran
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (KS); Tiahrt
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Water Use Efficiency and Water Quality Enhancements, GA               $346,000  Bishop (GA); Kingston;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Marshall
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Wetland Plants, LA                                                    $188,000  Alexander
 Agriculture
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Wheat Genetic Research, KS                                            $240,000  Jenkins; Moore (KS); Moran
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       (KS); Tiahrt
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Wood Utilization, AK, ID, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, OR, TN, WV            $4,545,000  Butterfield; DeFazio; Harper;
 Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       Michaud; Miller (NC);
                                                                                                                                                                   Oberstar; Price (NC); Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                   (MI); Schrader; Wu
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National Institute of Food and            SRG                                     Wool Research, MT, TX, WY                                             $206,000  Conaway; Rodriguez
 Agriculture
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Agriculture Compliance Laboratory Equipment, Delaware                  $69,000  Castle
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Beaver Management in North Carolina                                   $208,000  Price (NC)
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Bio-Safety Institute for Genetically Modified Agriculture             $259,000  Latham
 Service                                                                           Products
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Blackbird Management, Louisiana                                        $94,000  Alexander
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Brown Tree Snake Management in Guam                                   $657,000  Abercrombie; Bordallo; Hirono
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   California County Pest Detection Augmentation Program                 $581,000  Cardoza; Costa; Farr; Filner;
 Service                                                                                                                                                           Honda; Schiff
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   California County Pest Detection Import Inspection Program            $693,000  Cardoza; Costa; Farr; Filner;
 Service                                                                                                                                                           Honda; Schiff
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance, Wisconsin                     $1,024,000  Kagen; Obey
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Cooperative Livestock Protection Program Pennsylvania and             $209,000  Holden
 Service                                                                           Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Cormorant Control, Michigan                                           $139,000  Stupak
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Crop and Aquaculture Losses in Southeast Missouri                     $207,000  Emerson
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Database of North Carolina's Agricultural Industry for Rapid          $208,000  Etheridge; Kissell; McIntyre;
 Service                                                                           Response                                                                        Miller (NC); Price (NC)
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis Committee, MT, ID, WY     $650,000  Rehberg; Simpson
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Johne's Disease activities, Wisconsin                                 $939,000  Kagen; Obey
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   National Agriculture Biosecurity Center, Kansas                       $259,000  Moore (KS); Moran (KS); Tiahrt
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, Kiski Basin,             $200,000  Murtha
 Service                                                                           Pennsylvania
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   National Wildlife Research Station, Texas A&M                         $290,000  Ortiz
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   New Jersey Gypsy Moth Pest Management                                 $500,000  LoBiondo; Pallone; Pascrell;
 Service                                                                                                                                                           Rothman (NJ); Sires; Smith
                                                                                                                                                                   (NJ)
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   New Mexico Rapid Syndrome Validation Program, New Mexico State        $379,000  Heinrich; Teague
 Service                                                                           University
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Nez Perce Bio-Control Center, Idaho                                   $176,000  Simpson
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Remote Diagnostic and Wildlife Disease Surveillance, ND               $700,000  Pomeroy
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Technology to Combat Asian Long-Horned Beetles in New York            $500,000  Arcuri; Higgins; Maffei;
 Service                                                                           Forests                                                                         McHugh; Tonko
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Tri-State Predator Control Program, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming       $926,000  Simpson
 Service
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Monitoring and Management, Wisconsin     $588,000  Kagen; Obey
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium                       $1,500,000  Kagen; Obey
 Service
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal and Plant Health Inspection        Salaries and expenses                   Wolf Predation Management in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan       $727,000  Oberstar
 Service
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Agricultural Development and Resource Conservation, Hawaii RC&D       $376,000  Hirono
                                                                                   Councils
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Assistance to Improve Water Quality for Tarrant County, Texas         $336,000  Barton (TX); Granger
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Audubon conservation curriculum                                       $333,000  Moran (VA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Best Management Practices and Master Farmer Special Research          $267,000  Alexander
                                                                                   Grant with LSU, LA
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Cane Run Creek Watershed Remediation, Kentucky                        $400,000  Chandler
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Carson City Waterfall Fire Restoration, Carson City, Nevada           $375,000  Heller
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 CEMSA with Iowa Soybean Association                                   $288,000  Boswell; King (IA); Latham;
                                                                                                                                                                   Loebsack
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Chesapeake Bay Activities                                           $3,998,000  Bartlett; Connolly (VA);
                                                                                                                                                                   Edwards (MD); Kratovil; Moran
                                                                                                                                                                   (VA); Norton; Ruppersberger;
                                                                                                                                                                   Sarbanes; Scott (VA); Van
                                                                                                                                                                   Hollen
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Conservation Planning, Massachusetts and Wisconsin                    $423,000  Frank (MA)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Conservation Technical Assistance in New Jersey                       $236,000  Holt; Rothman (NJ)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Cooperative Agreement with Tufts University, Connecticut              $333,000  Courtney; DeLauro
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Deer Creek Watershed Conservation and Restoration, Maryland           $400,000  Bartlett; Kratovil;
                                                                                                                                                                   Ruppersberger
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Farm Viability Program, Vermont                                       $236,000  Welch
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Fountain Creek Watershed Project, Colorado                            $500,000  Salazar
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Genesee River Watershed, New York                                     $500,000  Lee (NY)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Cooperative          $2,423,000  Kingston; Marshall; Scott (GA)
                                                                                   Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Wisconsin                      $835,000  Obey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control       $404,000  Ehlers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Green Institute, Florida                                              $267,000  Boyd
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education Watershed Project,          $282,000  Doggett
                                                                                   Texas State University
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Hawaii Plant Materials Center, Hawaii                                 $106,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Hungry Canyons Alliance, Iowa                                         $282,000  King (IA)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Kentucky Soil Erosion Control                                         $724,000  Rogers (KY)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Long Island Sound Watershed, New York                                 $133,000  Lowey
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Massaro Community Farm, Connecticut                                   $300,000  DeLauro
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Maumee Watershed Hydrological and Flood Mitigation, Ohio              $667,000  Kaptur
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Mojave Water Agency Non-Native Plant Removal, California              $667,000  Lewis (CA)
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Municipal Water District of Orange County for Efficient               $134,000  Calvert; Miller, Gary;
                                                                                   Irrigation, California                                                          Rohrabacher; Sanchez, Loretta
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Operation Oak Program                                                 $267,000  Berry; Bishop (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Pace University Land Use Law Center, White Plains, New York           $133,000  Lowey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Pastureland Management/Rotational Grazing, New York                   $400,000  Arcuri
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Quabbin to Cardigan Conservation Initiative, New Hampshire            $282,000  Hodes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Range Revegetation for Fort Hood, Texas                               $333,000  Carter; Edwards (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Sand County Foundation, Wisconsin                                     $892,000  Baldwin
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Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Tallgrass Prairie Center--Native Seed Testing Lab, Iowa               $298,000  Braley (IA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Technical Assistance Grants to Kentucky Soil Conservation             $545,000  Rogers (KY)
                                                                                   Districts, Kentucky Division of Conservation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Technical Assistance to Livestock/Poultry Producers, North            $300,000  Price (NC)
                                                                                   Carolina
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Town of Cary Swift Creek Stream Bank Restoration, North Carolina      $199,000  Miller (NC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Upper White River Basin Water Quality, Missouri                       $287,000  Blunt
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Water Quality Protection Program for the Monterey Bay Sanctuary,      $400,000  Farr
                                                                                   California
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Watershed Agricultural Council, New York                              $480,000  Hinchey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Watershed Demonstration Project, Iowa                                 $134,000  Boswell; King (IA); Latham;
                                                                                                                                                                   Loebsack
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Conservation Operations                 Watershed Protection Plan for Hood County, Texas                       $67,000  Edwards (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Alameda Creek Watershed Project, California                         $1,337,000  Stark
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Big Slough Watershed Project, Arkansas                                 $57,000  Berry
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Departee Creek Watershed Project, Arkansas                            $110,000  Berry
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Farmington River Restoration Project, Riverton, Connecticut           $500,000  Larson (CT)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Hurricane Katrina Related Watershed Restoration Project,              $229,000  Taylor
                                                                                   Mississippi
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Lake Oscawana Management and Restoration Plan, New York               $400,000  Hall (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Little Sioux Watershed Project, Iowa                                $1,146,000  King (IA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Lower Hamakua Ditch Watershed Project, Hawaii                       $1,169,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Pidcock-Mill Creeks Watershed Project, Pennsylvania                   $573,000  Murphy, Patrick
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Richland Creek Reservoir, Paulding County, Georgia                    $100,000  Gingrey (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Soap Creek Watershed Project, Iowa                                    $984,000  Loebsack
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   South Fork of the Licking River Watershed Project, Ohio               $125,000  Space
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Upcountry Maui Watershed Project, Hawaii                            $1,815,000  Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Natural Resources Conservation Service    Watershed/Flood Prevention Operations   Wailuku-Alenaio Watershed Project, Hawaii                             $191,000  Abercrombie; Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rural Development                         Rural coop grants                       Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas                     $2,582,000  Boozman; Carney; Farr;
                                                                                                                                                                   Hinchey; Rehberg
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Food and Drug Administration              Salaries and expenses                   National Center for Natural Products Research, Oxford,              $1,608,000  Childers
                                                                                   Mississippi
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Food and Drug Administration              Salaries and expenses                   ISSC vibrio vulnificus education                                      $174,000  Melancon
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Food and Drug Administration              Salaries and expenses                   National Center for Food Safety and Technology, IL                  $2,077,000  Jackson (IL); Lipinski
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Food and Drug Administration              Salaries and expenses                   New Mexico State University Agricultural Products Food Safety       $1,650,000  Teague
                                                                                   Laboratory
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Provision                                                                 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program and the Mickey      $2,500,000  Emerson; Kaptur; McGovern
                                                                                   Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Provision                                                                 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer            $1,408,000  Obey
                                                                                   Protection
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Provision                                                                 Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention                  $200,000  DeLauro
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Provision                                                                 International Food Protection Training Institute                    $1,000,000  Schauer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Provision                                                                 Prototype for a National Carbon Inventory and Accounting System     $1,000,000  Lewis (CA)
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              MINORITY VIEWS OF MR. LEWIS AND MR. KINGSTON

    This appropriations act can be viewed in two ways. First, 
it uses the basic approach of funding programs following the 
guidelines set forth in the recent Farm Bill authorization. It 
allocates $22.9 billion--the full amount of the 302(b) 
allocation--in discretionary funds and a total of $123.8 
billion in discretionary and mandatory programs, to a wide 
variety of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, International, Food 
and Drug Administration and CFTC programs. It does so in an 
orderly, straight forward, competent manner that is largely in 
accord with the President's requested amounts.
    Food and nutrition programs are funded at record levels of 
$86.3 billion, $10 billion above the amount provided for this 
fiscal year. This level will ensure that those with low or no 
income will receive all the benefits available to them and to 
which they are entitled during this period of severe economic 
downturn and includes substantial cushions of extra funding.
    Also, with $3 billion in funding to support $18.4 billion 
in grants and loans, Federal funding is more than sufficient to 
help rural economies and provide for future rural economic 
development through the continued expansion of basic 
infrastructure in rural counties, including broadband 
development and implementation. In addition, this bill provides 
$435 million in funding to support grants and over $4 billion 
in new lending for farm operations and ownership, which is also 
more than sufficient to meet the rising demand for Federal 
loans that is occurring as a result of the temporary shutdown 
or heightened credit requirements by private lending markets in 
rural counties. In the meantime, multifamily rental housing 
assistance and single family homeownership programs are also 
increased to meet the rising demand for Federal guarantees as 
the private market retrenches.
    Food safety also receives a substantial increase in both 
USDA and the Food and Drug Administration reflecting the rising 
concern by Congress over the increase in the detection of cases 
associated with food borne illness. In total these programs are 
increased by about $350 million or about 10% over current year 
levels.
    However we have serious concerns about the allocation 
itself. Another way to view this bill, however, is to evaluate 
the allocation of $22.9 billion in discretionary funds and 
$123.8 billion in total costs within the larger context of the 
Nation's rapidly escalating debt and inflationary pressure. 
Could the 302(b) and the amounts provided in this bill have 
been significantly lower without harming the programs or 
beneficiaries? Was the allocation the minimum necessary to meet 
the needs of the programs and especially the beneficiaries of 
those programs while ensuring that the programs operate in the 
most cost effective way possible? We believe that the 
allocation fails both of those tests. We strongly support the 
Republican proposal to cap discretionary spending at 2 percent 
above the 2009 enacted level--the level proposed by Ranking 
Member Lewis as an alternative 302(b) allocation.
    According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the 
Obama Administration is well on its way to doubling the 
national debt in 5 years. In so doing it will drive the Debt-
to-GDP ratio from 41% today to a staggering 71%. And as the 
charts below show by 2019 the ratio will hit 80% under the 
Administration's own current assumptions.


    Let's face it--the United States Treasury is building a 
mountain of debt and the Federal Reserve has issued another 
mountain of dollars in its attempt to sustain the credit 
markets in recent months. The possibility of much higher 
inflation, which will reduce the value of the payments to the 
holders of the US debt, is a very real, if not the single 
largest threat against the ability of the economy to recover.
    That rapid rise in debt is being fueled by unprecedented 
increases in the annual deficits. The deficits projected in the 
Obama Budget Blueprint, and adopted by the Democrats' 
Congressional Budget Resolution averages just shy of $1 
trillion (that is $100 billion!) annually for the next ten 
years--not including revenue shortfalls in Social Security, 
Medicare and Medicaid, which will add even greater amounts to 
the annual deficit. In addition, the Budget Resolution--at the 
behest of the Administration--and a harbinger of more to come--
raises taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years, 
withdrawing those funds from private production in the economy 
as well.
    Before the recession, federal spending totaled $24,000 per 
U.S. household. President Obama and the budget resolution that 
incorporates that plan would hike it to $32,000 per household 
by 2019--an inflation-adjusted $8,000-per-household expansion 
of government. Even the steep tax increases planned for all 
taxpayers would not finance all of this spending.
    Simply put, the President's budget and the budget 
resolution that adopted those spending levels would add 
trillions of dollars in new debt. In fact if enacted, the 
President's Budget Blueprint would, over time, dump an 
estimated $84,352 in new debt on our children and 
grandchildren.
    And that debt can only be paid for by borrowing even more. 
But the global demand for U.S. debt is not infinite and 
continued purchases of debt can only be induced by greater 
interest rates. We are already seeing that occur as treasury 
rates have soared recently in the face of government borrowing. 
For example, mortgage rates have jumped from 4.8% to 5.8% 
wiping out billions in potential savings for homeowners.
    This is not the time in our history to add permanently to 
the burden on taxpayers. It is the time to minimize that burden 
and hasten the recovery. The alternative budget blueprint that 
has been proposed by the Republicans and the specific 
alternative 302(b) allocation that was offered by Ranking 
Member Lewis as an alternative to the allocation adopted do 
just that--by capping domestic discretionary spending in 2010 
at 2 percent above the 2009 enacted levels.
    To protect credit and keep interest rates low we must 
shrink the budget deficit in the near term and rein in 
entitlement spending, neither of which is occurring in this 
bill.
    Many of these programs have received enormous increases 
over their normal appropriation levels in supplemental 
appropriations in 2008, the recently enacted ``stimulus'' bill 
and the current 2009 supplemental. In large part, these funds 
have not been spent or have not been spent on the purposes for 
which they were appropriated.
    Here are some examples:
    FDA received $150 million in additional funds in the 2008 
Supplemental Appropriations Act to begin hiring staff to meet 
the increased challenges posed by food borne illnesses. As of 
this printing the FDA has only hired 14 staff years at a total 
cost of $2 million out of the $150 million provided over a year 
ago and will instead spend $135 million of the appropriations 
for equipment--not staff--and much of that in the last month of 
the year before funds expire. Given the slow payout of prior 
year funds, FDA could well have been held to last year's 
appropriations level, yet is being provided an increase of $300 
million over the 2009 level in this bill for 2010, despite 
concerns raised by the minority.
    In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) USDA 
and Commerce were provided with about $7 billion in new funds 
to implement broadband grants and loans in rural counties. USDA 
was provided $2.5 billion, a one-time addition of six times the 
$400 million in loan authority that it received in 2009 regular 
appropriations. To date, few if any of those funds have been 
allocated to any firm or entity to actually implement broadband 
equipment or services and in fact USDA and Commerce are still 
working out the details of the program's content. No harm would 
be done to have not provided another $400 million in loan 
authority in this bill for 2010. It is very unlikely that any 
of these funds be spent in 2010.
    Similarly, ARRA included an additional $1.3 billion in 
grants and loans for rural water and waste water construction, 
nearly three times the normal levels provided to the program in 
annual appropriations. In spite of that huge one time increase 
this bill provides another $550 million for 2010. Again will 
all the ARRA funds be spent in the next year?
    The recent 2009 supplemental that the President has just 
signed into law includes $700 million in additional fund for 
the Food for Peace program (PL 480). This amount was included 
in spite of the fact that the Administration requested $300 
million and indicated that $300 million was the most it could 
use. Given that request from the President, it would seem 
reasonable and fair to reduce the 2010 level by $400 million 
compared to the amounts in 2009. Instead, this bill increases 
the amount compared to last year by another $465 million.
    Finally, it should be noted that SNAP recipients received a 
onetime 13% increase in the food purchase allowance in ARRA. 
This is about $80 per month per person on average. Yet the 2010 
bill does not return the purchase rate to pre-ARRA levels but 
continues that 13% increase permanently--at the request of the 
Administration. The increase was intended to help families 
during the current economic downturn and was not intended to be 
a permanent increase in funding.
    Second, in addition to cases of overspending on programs 
that did not absolutely need those funds, we are concerned 
about improper payments that are significantly undermining the 
credibility of the programs and are reducing program 
effectiveness. For example this bill contains $2.3 million to 
evaluate and remedy improper payments in the WIC program. We 
strongly support this evaluation.
    Unfortunately there are other mandatory programs for which 
remedies need to be found and misspent funds recovered.
    In 2005 and 2006 the Food and Nutrition Service identified 
about $850 million in misspent funds to providers of the school 
lunch program. That error rate is over 8% of the total program 
costs. Yet no attempt has been made to offset future payments 
to those entities or otherwise recover those funds.
    Likewise USDA has identified $50 million in inappropriate 
farm benefit payments to ineligible individuals but no effort 
has been made to offset future payments or otherwise recover 
those funds.
    Current estimates are that overpayments by States to 
individuals of more than $1.2 billion have occurred in the SNAP 
program yet there is no remedy or mandate in the bill which 
fixes the problems and ensures future payments are made only to 
eligible individuals or to offset payments to States with 
errors.
    The minority successfully obtained Report language 
requiring USDA to determine remedies for improper payments 
going forward and to review options for recovering erroneous 
payments already made. We look forward to the speedy deployment 
of these remedies.
    In conclusion, it is our strong belief that the majority 
has done an excellent job in setting priorities and allocating 
the 302(b) level of $22.9 billion in discretionary funds among 
the many programs administered by USDA, FDA and the CFTC. Yet 
the minority also strongly believes that the total amounts of 
both discretionary and mandatory funds provided in the bill 
could have been significantly reduced without harm to the 
programs and would have helped to ensure that entitlement 
payments only go to deserving and eligible recipients. A level 
that is 2 percent above last year could have been easily 
achieved from a host of sources within the bill.

                                   Jerry Lewis.
                                   Jack Kingston.