Activity was fairly light at the N.C. General Assembly in the week following approval of the Senate budget. However, House budget writers continued meeting behind the scenes to analyze the Senate spending plan and work on their own budget. The House could release its budget soon. North Carolina Farm Bureau continues to advocate for adequate funding levels for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, university research and Extension and agriculture trust funds.
Furthermore, lawmakers did not act on any bills significant to agriculture or rural issues this week.