The Senate has just released this Summary of its proposed Farm Bill Reauthorization. This contains lots of information relevant to CALS.
One of the more interesting new initiatives related to the creation of a private-public Foundation for Agriculture Research. Analogous to medical research foundations (e.g., American Cancer Fund), this foundation facilitates the linking of private donors to fund public research. In short, it will leverage private funding, matched with federal dollars, to support ag research.