AG POLICY NEWS
Geithner Eyes Farm Subsidies
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Dec 3, 2012 10:59 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Sunday repeatedly cited farm subsidies as one type of government spending the Obama administration would like to cut to deal with the federal deficit, which includes resuscitating an administration proposal to cut crop insurance subsidies.

Only days ago, Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said he is ready to compromise with southerners on the farm bill in order to stop cuts to the crop insurance program.

When asked to give examples of cuts to government spending that the Obama administration would favor, Geithner, the administration's lead negotiator on the fiscal ...

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