AG POLICY NEWS
Ag Groups Oppose Senate Plan
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Feb 20, 2013 03:06 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Fourteen farm organizations signed onto a letter Tuesday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raising their concerns over a Senate proposal that would cut $27.5 billion from farm programs over the next decade through elimination of direct payments.

"Your proposed legislation seriously undermines efforts to advance much-needed reforms to meet the long-term risk management needs of America's family farmers," the groups said. "While our grower members are prepared to contribute their fair share of cuts to help reduce our nation's unsustainable deficits, we cannot support a doubling of reductions in the commodity title funding."

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