The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday advanced its FY2024 Agriculture Appropriations bill.

The bill, which appropriates discretionary funding for USDA, FDA, and the CFTC, included a total of $25.313 billion for programs under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee, $532 million (2.1%) below the FY23 enacted level and $3.622 billion (12.5%) below the FY24 President’s Budget Request.

The bill allocates $1.169 billion for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a decrease of $2.1 million, but included increases of $10 million for animal disease traceability, $2.5 million for avian health, and $8.5 million for specialty crop pests.

Additionally, the bill contains $1.197 billion for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an increase of $38.8 million.

The bill will now be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee before reaching the House floor. The Senate has not released any of its individual funding bills nor has it scheduled any subcommittee markups.

The House subcommittee’s bill text can be found here and a fact sheet can be found here.