Farm Funding

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U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced funding for Alabama agriculture projects for Fiscal Year 2004.

The senate appropriations bill containing almost seven million dollars funds projects aimed at eliminating agricultural diseases and increasing productivity.

The projects include:

  • $1 million for Catfish disease research at Auburn University

  • $1.45 million for the US Department of Agriculture National Soil Dynamics Laboratory at Auburn University

  • $1.118 million for Auburn University's Food Safety and Detection Program

  • $800,000 to be divided between Auburn University, Alabama A-and-M and Tuskegee University for the Improved Crop Production Practices program

    Shelby says he believes this bill goes a long way toward helping Alabama's farmers by funding research that will ultimately eliminate devastating crop diseases and increase productivity levels.