Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

June 2006


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 06/07/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


The U.S. Congress has been working on an emergency supplemental appropriations bill in recent weeks to provide funding for defense, the global war on terror, and additional hurricane relief in response to the lingering needs following the devastating set of hurricanes in 2005. Currently, the bill sits with a Conference Committee to resolve differences between versions passed in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. Expectations are that the bill will be completed before the end of June as funding for continued defense operations will become critical, but exactly what will be in the final version of the bill remains to be seen.