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Governor’s Budget Proposals Support Agriculture

posted 02/01/2018

Gov. Kay Ivey has submitted General Fund (GF) and Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget proposals to the Alabama Legislature to fund state government without raising taxes. Ivey’s recommendations include appropriations for programs important to Alabama Farmers Federation members. The $2 billion GF would maintain $575,000 for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to fund registration fees for Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs). The governor’s ETF proposal would provide $400,000 for agribusiness education, including projects like Ag in the Classroom and Classroom in the Forest. Read More