Agriculture Programs would Take Huge Cut in Proposed House Budget

Following a revolt by some of their rank and file on Thursday, House Republican leaders on Friday night released their draft bill to cut government funding for the remainder of the fiscal year that end September 3 by a significantly larger amount then they planned for earlier in the week.  The bill would cut government spending by approximately $60 billion, a huge cut by any standard but one magnified by the challenge of trying to  achieve it in just half a fiscal year. The agriculture function would take an enormous $5.2 billion or 22 percent cut under the House GOP proposed bill. House Appropriation Committee savings tables by subcommittee functions can be viewed here.  Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) statement can be read here. Read more from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition...

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