WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack may have thought he was complying with the mood in Congress recently when he presented a budget with a minimum of increases, but at a four-hour hearing before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee he got a full dose of members’ views on cuts to the programs they think are important.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The crop insurance industry reacted negatively to President Barack Obama’s proposed budget that includes cuts to crop insurance programs while the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, which could be considered at the opposite end of the political spectrum, found the proposal dull.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If history and the political lineup are any guides, President Barack Obama's latest effort to cut subsidies for wealthy farmers likely will fare no better than his first try — or his predecessor's attempt.
If history and the political lineup are any guides, President Barack Obama's latest effort to cut subsidies for wealthy farmers likely will fare no better than his first try — or his predecessor's attempt.
As average citizens of the 7th Congressional District struggle with today’s financial mess (including home foreclosures, health care costs and job loss), Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., focuses his attention on continued government support for the district’s financial elite: its farmers.
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