- Emergency Farm Assistance. President Clinton vetoed the Agriculture Appropriations bill on October 8th because it fails to address adequately the crisis now gripping our Nation's farm community. The final budget includes a significant increase in total emergency assistance to farmers and ranchers compared to the bill the President vetoed -- about $6 billion in the final budget versus $4.2 billion in the vetoed bill, thats 40 percent more assistance than the bill the President vetoed. The final bill increased the amount for crop loss compensation by $228 million, and increased the amount for economic loss compensation by $1.4 billion, bringing the amounts for these to $2.6 billion and about $3 billion, respectively.
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