March 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laura Zaks, Associate Director of Communications and Development
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Release: President Announces Robust Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture Spending
Proposal would bolster research and extension programs, fund conservation and climate-friendly practices to build resilient food systems
Washington, DC, March 28, 2022 – Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The detailed proposal for FY23 (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023) outlines the Administration’s spending priorities for the coming fiscal year and requests $28.5 billion in discretionary funding for USDA, a $4.2 billion or 17.1 percent increase from the 2021 enacted level (excluding Food for Peace Title II Grants.)
“This Presidential Budget Request builds meaningfully on the priorities the Administration advanced during its first year including additional investments in climate change resilience and research, equitable access for all farmers and communities, and a deconsolidated food system that returns more value to producers and rural businesses,” said Eric Deeble, Policy Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).
“We are also pleased to see that research and extension programs would receive considerable new investments, including funding the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program at its full authorization of $60 million. SARE’s farmer-driven research empowers producers to develop and share innovations with their peers for improving soil health and building resilient food systems,” noted Deeble. “These important research outcomes can be widely shared with producers working to improve their resilience with help of an additional investment of $24 million for the USDA Climate Hubs.”
For a detailed look at key agriculture appropriations for FY 2023, please review our newly updated appropriations chart. Important note: the President’s Budget Request includes incorrect enacted funding levels for 2022 – instead of listing 2021 funding levels due to an error by the Office of Management and Budget – and the official budgetary tables are therefore subject to considerable revision.
About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more: https://sustainableagriculture.net