Iowa House passes agriculture budget

4/23/2013 3:15 PM
By Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved an agriculture budget that allocates less money than the Senate version.

The Republican-majority House on Tuesday approved a plan with about $36 million from the state general fund and roughly $88 million from other funds. That's less general fund money than in the budget passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The Senate plan included additional funds for water quality and soil conservation efforts.

The amended plan will now go back to the Senate. Given the differences between the proposals, the bill is likely to end up in a joint conference committee where lawmakers from both chambers and parties try to work out a compromise deal.


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