Saturday, April 08, 2006

Don't Cry Over Ethanol Loss

While Sergeant Schultz bewails the losses to "ag interests" because he was forced to eat his corncobs rather than jam them up the, ah, gastanks of Wisconsin residents, the "ag interests" can't be all that sorry.

Look what Herbie and Dave Obey did for them:

$17,361,000 for projects in the state of Senate Agriculture Appropriations
Subcommittee Ranking Member Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and
in the district of House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member
David Obey (D-Wis.), including: $8,000,000 for the Nutrient
Management Laboratory; $817,000 for urban horticulture;
$600,000 for the Babcock Institute; $260,000 for grazing research;
$250,000 for cereal crops research; and $30,000 for Great Lakes

Altogether, Wisconsin's PORK share was $117+MM dollars, 41st in the nation.

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