Feral Swine Eradication Act and GOP House Ag Appropriations Cuts
**Lawmakers in the Senate last week introduced the Feral Swine Eradication Act.
The legislation would extend and make permanent a pilot program to safeguard public health, agriculture, and local ecosystems against the threat of feral swine.
One of the sponsors, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville says, in the past five years, feral swine have impacted more than 173,000 acres in Alabama, and still run rampant throughout the South.
**Calling farmers, the Backbone of America, Busch Light announces the return of its popular Busch Light Corn Cans.
For each case of Corn Cans sold through July, Busch Light will donate $0.25, up to $200,000 to its long-time partner Farm Rescue.
Busch Light is launching the cans to honor and celebrate America’s farmers and to raise awareness and funding for Farm Rescue’s mission of providing critical aid to farms in crisis.
**The House Ag Appropriations bill released last week provides $26.3 billion for total funding, $532 million below the 2023 funding level.
The bill provides $17.1 billion to the USDA, $11.7 billion below the budget request.
The funding includes $8.1 billion from unused balances from pandemic-era programs.
House leaders say the bill reins in wasteful spending by redirecting billions in American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act funding to help America’s producers and rural communities.