President Finds Unpopular Savings in Agriculture
Hoosier AG Today
The Ranking Member on the Senate Ag Committee is not happy and is calling the extra time taken to put together a more detailed budget an utter waste. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia says President Obama’s proposed budget request still includes the same ill-advised cuts to the farm safety net, including a 250-thousand dollar cap on farm subsidies and a phase-out of direct payments to large operators. Chambliss admits some of the proposed savings may seem reasonable to those who don’t understand the economics of farming. But he says most are misguided recycled gimmicks from previous years.