Thursday, January 27, 2022

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut $29 Billion From Federal Crop Insurance

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West Dakota Fox reports: 


BISMARCK, N.D. – President Donald Trump's budget request contained massive cuts across the board but it hits the agriculture industry hard.

The president's proposed budget contains nearly $230 billion for agriculture programs over the next 10 years. That includes a $29 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program.

Tuesday's announcement evoked strong reactions from the state's congressional delegation.

“Unfortunately this budget from the standpoint of rural America gets an F,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

“The proposed cuts to crop insurance don't work. That's one of our farmer's most important risk management tools,” said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

Some say the cuts to ag are disproportional to it's size in the budget.

“When you look at the agriculture in the scheme of things of the overall federal budget, we are decimal dust,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.


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Source: West Dakota Fox

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