OTHER ISSUES

* CONSERVATION (Cost = $2.0-$6.0 Billion Per Year)

Increase CRP To 40 Million Acres

Establish Short Term Soil Rehabilitation Program For Up To 5 Million Acres

Authorize And Fund Conservation Security Act: Provides Producer Incentives For Application Of Conservation/Environmental Production Practices.

* RURAL DEVELOPMENT (Cost = $400 Million-One Time, $225 Million Per Year)

USDA Remain Primary Agency For Rural Development

Enhance Programs To Increase Rural Economic Development, Infrastructure And Market Opportunities (RBCS, RHS, RUS, R/SMIP, FSA Credit)

* CONCENTRATION

Strengthen USDA Role In Merger Review Process

Require Economic Impact Statements Concerning Merger Effects

Include Poultry Sector Within GIPSA Jurisdiction

Implement Contractor's Bill of Rights Legislation

1. Opportunity For Contract Review, Understandable Terms, Public Filing

* TRADE

Address Exchange Rate Differentials and Distortions

Expand Market Opportunities Internationally And Domestically

Remove Sanctions On Food And Medical Products

Address Labor And Environmental Standards

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