Vilsack Sells USDA Budget
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 9, 2016 04:08 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite being rebuked by Congress last fall for a far smaller cut to crop insurance, President Barack Obama in his final proposed federal budget calls for cutting crop insurance $18 billion over 10 years as the biggest single cut in mandatory spending in the budget.

In making the pitch to cut crop insurance, the White House budget for USDA proposes more spending on conservation, research and issues such as dealing with forest fires.

The crop insurance cuts, proposed repeatedly by the Obama administration, account for 31% out of $58 billion in proposed mandatory cuts over 10 years ...

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