WASHINGTON -- Conservation funding, additional support for specialty crop producers and expanded renewable energy research budgets feature prominently in the U.S. Department of Agricultureā€˜s proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, which Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns unveiled here yesterday. The department's proposals include increasing conservation funding by $7.8 billion and creating a new Environmental Quality Incentives Program and providing $1.6 billion in renewable energy research. ...

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