The story

When the $787 billion stimulus bill was passed by Congress in February, $317.2 billion in spending provisions were appropriated for various federal agencies. Take a look at an overview of the numbers, where available:

Department of Agriculture

The agency is receiving $28 billion -- $6.9 billion in discretionary funds and $21 billion in mandatory funds to go for specific programs -- including money to aid rural development programs and assistance for farmers. details Read full article »