Trump budget would cut crop insurance

Trump budget would cut crop insurance

The Trump administration’s budget, released last week, proposes big cuts to crop insurance programs, trims to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) conservation programs and significant changes in food assistance programs.

The administration’s ag budget, considered an outline for its budget goals, was not warmly received on Capitol Hill or among farm organizations.

The chairmen of the House and Senate agriculture committees, Texas Rep. Mike Conaway and...

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