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Department of Agriculture Appropriations

The House-Senate Conference Report (Rept. no. 175-252) on Agriculture
Appropriations is now available.  Here are the updates for programs
>tracked by the Great Lakes Task Force (in millions):
>CRP: No language
>Conservation Operations: 633.231
>     Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil and Erosion Sediment Control: 	0.35
>EQIP: No language except to earmark 0.3 for farmers on Lake Otisco in
>     	central NY
>WRP: "The conferees encourage the Department to continue the
>     	cooperative agreements it has established with private
>	conservation organizations to support the implementation of the
>	Wetlands Reserve Program."
>For more information, contact:
>Sara J. Gottlieb
>House Great Lakes Task Force Staff
>Office of the Honorable Steven LaTourette
>1239 Longworth HOB
>Washington, D.C. 20515
>phone: (202) 225-5731
>FAX: (202) 225-3307