DES MOINES (DTN) -- Crop insurance was considered a protected area of the 2014 farm bill with direct payments targeted as the program requiring cuts.
Now that direct payments are gone, crop insurance has moved into the line of fire for possible budget cuts in 2015. That concerns Mary Kay Thatcher, a lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
"I think the Republicans are going to want to do a budget for the first time ever -- not ever, but certainly in the last few years," Thatcher said at the Iowa Farm Bureau meeting earlier this week.
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