FY2006 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) [March 2, 2005] [open pdf - 37KB]
From the Document: "The Administration's FY2006 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) includes estimated outlays of $94.6 billion. Discretionary budget authority would fall 12% from FY2005 levels to $19.4 billion ($21 billion outlays), and mandatory outlays would remain steady at $73 billion. The request includes proposals to reduce mandatory spending for farm commodity programs, food stamps, rural development, and conservation. Some foreign food assistance funds are redirected for purchases in markets abroad. Many congressionally earmarked research projects are eliminated, and competitive peer-review funded research would replace some formula funding. This report will not be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22071
National Agricultural Law Center: http:nationalaglawcenter.org