Trump Budget: Slash Farm Programs by $47B in 10 Years

February 13, 2018 01:08 PM

President Trump’s budget proposal is calling for cuts to the core agricultural programs.

Over the next 10 years, Trump is proposing $1.8 trillion in cuts from mandatory spending programs.

At the USDA, the budget is requesting a 16 percent decrease from 2017 levels, cutting crop insurance and other farm programs by $47 billion over the next decade.

Hear more of Trump’s proposed budget cuts to agriculture on AgDay above.

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Spell Check

Topeka, KS
2/13/2018 08:59 PM

  KANSAS LOTTERY . North east, south central

Effingham, KS
2/14/2018 08:56 AM

  I agree with Bob from IA, we raise cattle we self insure there are no bailouts or subsidies for us we just have to make it work no matter what happens. We lose a raised calf can't claim it as a loss or nothing you just lump over it. Big Farmers work this system, alot of smaller farmers who need the insurance can't afford it.

Joyce Kinderknecht
collyer, KS
2/14/2018 09:17 PM

  The farming industry has suffered over and over again in my 60 years of farming. Where does the government expect to get food if more farmers are forced out of business?


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